Newcastle United, a Premier League team, is reportedly willing to pay Super Eagles star striker Victor Osimhen up to N4 billion (€9 million) every year to persuade him to leave Italy.
Osimhen has been linked with a move to Premier League clubs Manchester United, Arsenal, and Newcastle, according to Italian site Calciomercato, but the Magpies are the frontrunners to sign the €100 million valued player.
Newcastle sought to sign the 23-year-old in January, and if he accepts their offer, his current salary at the Serie A club will be doubled.
According to the source, Osimhen is ‘tempted’ by the offer, and it’s possible that if Newcastle avoids relegation this season, he’ll jump at the chance to play in the English Premier League.
The club, which was bought over by a Saudi-led consortium in October 2021, know that Napoli will sell him nothing less than €100million this summer according to the report.
Osimhen has scored 17 goals in 29 matches for the Naples club in all competitions this campaign.
He scored four times and registered one assist in five Europa League appearances for Napoli this term, while he has struck 13 times and provided five assists in 24 Serie A outings.