NEWS
Thursday July 16 2020
Lille & Napoli differ over Osimhen

As Lille confirm Victor Osimhen is about to leave the club, Napoli stress ‘we now have to start negotiations all over again’ after he changed agent.

Speaking at a press conference earlier today, Lille general manager Marc Ingla announced Osimhen was at ‘the final details’ of a move away.

“We’re at the final details for the transfer of Osimhen,” explained Ingla.

“There were other clubs in for him too, but the player has now made his decision.

“It’s a shame to have to sell him, but he’s leaving us.”

Sky Sport Italia soon followed up that a deal worth €60m plus bonuses was on the verge of completion.

It added Napoli sporting director Cristiano Giuntoli was in constant contract with the forward’s new representatives, but he suggested that was wide of the mark, talking before the Partenopei’s 1-1 draw with Bologna yesterday.

“Osimhen’s a very good player, but there are lots of other teams who want him and we’re working on other fronts too,” he said to DAZN.

“He changed his agent, so we now have to start all over again. It’s a complex and difficult set of negotiations.”

Giuntoli also gave nothing away when he was asked whether Aurelio De Laurentiis would confirm the transfer on Thursday.

“I don’t know...”

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