Football transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano has dismissed recent reports suggesting that Liverpool has reached an agreement with Napoli’s Victor Osimhen. Romano, known for his accurate transfer updates, stated that the reports are “not true” and that Osimhen has not agreed to any deal with Liverpool or any other club.
The initial rumors emerged after Italian journalist Valter De Maggio claimed that Liverpool had secured an agreement with Osimhen for a move to Anfield in 2024. However, Romano was quick to clarify that Osimhen has not confirmed any agreement, not even regarding his current situation with Napoli.
Osimhen, who scored an impressive 31 goals in 39 games last season as Napoli clinched the Serie A title, is currently under contract with Napoli until 2025. The club has offered him a substantial extension, including a significant salary increase, making it the biggest offer in Napoli’s history. However, Osimhen has yet to make a decision or reach an agreement with the club.
While Liverpool and other top clubs are monitoring Osimhen’s situation, Romano emphasized that there is no truth to the reports of an agreement with Liverpool. Furthermore, he mentioned that Liverpool already has other striking options in Darwin Nunez, Cody Gakpo, and Diogo Jota, making a move for Osimhen unlikely at this time.
Osimhen has started the current season in fine form, scoring six goals in 10 games. However, a recent incident involving the striker and Napoli’s social media team, where a TikTok video mocked him for missing a penalty, resulted in Osimhen taking legal action against the club. This incident could potentially lead to Osimhen’s departure from Napoli, with several top European clubs prepared to pay a significant fee for his services.
Although Liverpool may not be in the running for Osimhen’s signature, the talented striker remains an attractive prospect for clubs seeking a prolific goalscorer. As the situation unfolds, Osimhen will take his time to consider his options and decide on his future destination, while Liverpool and other interested clubs continue to monitor his situation closely.