Reports suggest that Liverpool have already reached an agreement with Napoli striker Victor Osimhen, potentially paving the way for a future transfer.
Osimhen’s current contract with Napoli runs until 2025, but recent indications from Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis suggest that the player may not be keen on signing a new deal. Italian journalist Ciro De Maggio claims that Osimhen and his agent, Roberto Calenda, have decided against extending their contract due to Liverpool’s strong interest in the player.
According to De Maggio, Liverpool and Osimhen have already come to an agreement, and now the Reds need to negotiate a deal with Napoli to finalize the transfer. The reported agreement is said to be between Liverpool and the player, separate from any involvement by Napoli.
De Maggio stated, “The parties had reached an agreement for the renewal, but then Calenda and Osimhen went back on their word. What happened? There was the inclusion of another club, from the Premier League. I’m talking about Liverpool. There would be frequent contacts, but I just learned something else: there would be agreements already reached. Let me clarify: the agreements would be between the Reds and the player, therefore they would not involve Napoli. I hope Laurentiis will be able to keep Victor Osimhen at least until June, but we can’t be sure.”
It remains to be seen whether other sources in the Italian media will corroborate De Maggio’s claims regarding Liverpool’s agreement with Osimhen.
The Nigerian forward joined Napoli from Lille in 2020, and it was revealed at the time by his agent, Calenda, that Liverpool had expressed interest in signing him. Osimhen had an impressive season last year, contributing 31 goals and five assists to help Napoli secure the Serie A title. In the current season, he has already scored six goals and provided one assist in 10 appearances.
While these reports suggest that Liverpool have made progress in their pursuit of Osimhen, it is important to note that no official announcement has been made, and the situation could still develop in various ways.