Italian pundit insists Al Hilal target Osimhen is not interested in move to Saudi Arabia 

Published: August 01, 2023
Italian pundit insists Al Hilal target Osimhen is not interested in move to Saudi Arabia 

Italian pundit Carlo Alvino believes that Super Eagles forward is not interested in moving to Saudi Arabia.

​Saudi Arabia Premier League club Al Hilal have offered two separate record  bids for the Nigerian but have been turned down by Napoli.

Al Hilal have set their sights on the prolific striker having failed to secure their number one target, Kylian Mbappe who has refused the advances of the club


Napoli want at least 150 million euros for the striker and are ready to sell for a lesser fee.

The Partenopei are also in discussion with the Nigerian forward over a contract extension but are yet to reach a compromise with the striker on the release clause to be inserted into the new contract

Alvino believes the lanky forward is not interested in a move to the Middle East and should sign a contract extension with the club

"With Osimhen, Napoli is making other assessments and not only on engagement, also on sponsorships, commercial agreements and more,"  he told Radio Kiss Kiss, via Napoli Magazine.


"In the extension speech and economic adjustment, a series of commercial agreements has been envisaged, in which Napoli would not be 100% masters of certain deals.


"This can unblock the deal, but the crux of the release clause remains. Napoli does not want to go below 160 million for the clause remains a very high figure for the agent and we will continue to file to try to find an agreement.


"In the end we will find the right balance. The player is absolutely not interested in Arab sirens."

The 2022/2023 Paulo Rossi Award winner seems to be in good form ahead of the new Serie A campaign as he bagged a brace in Napoli's 5-0 preseason win over Hatayspor.



Adeyemi Adewale 



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