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Osimhen Hopes To Stay At Napoli Despite Transfer Speculations

Napoli striker Victor Osimhen has said he wishes to stay at the Estadio Diego Armando Maradona this summer, amidst interest from Premier League clubs  

Osimhen, 23, has been Napoli’s standout player this season and his contribution has seen his side qualify for Champions League football next season. He sits atop Napoli’s scoring charts with 13 goals from 25 games and that has attracted plenty of interest from elsewhere.

According to 90min, United and Newcastle have both been tipped to move for Osimhen this summer but the Nigeria international, who remains under contract until 2025, insists he is enjoying life in Naples and is already planning a push for the Serie A title next season.

“It is a great honour for me to have achieved this goal [qualifying for the Champions League] with my teammates,” Osimhen told Radio Kiss Kiss. “We are very happy to be able to measure ourselves in the biggest European club competition.

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“We are more disappointed than [the fans] for not having [won the title]. We are, because we had the quality to win it. It was our dream to win it. Of course, our hope remains to win the title and for this, we will give everything next season to try again.”

Osimhen then went further to express his desire to continue playing alongside his teammates, including ‘mentor’ Dries Mertens, before reiterating that he hopes to keep developing under manager Luciano Spalletti.

“I have to thank Spalletti so much,” he said. “He helped me a lot in my growth as a footballer from many points of view, and I have to thank him and his staff for helping me score all these goals. They helped me improve my movement.

“He always talks to me after training and trains me both with and without the ball. I know I’m dealing with a very high-level coach, really. It is a great honour and a real pleasure to be trained by him, and I hope to be able to work with him for many more years.”

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Napoli striker Victor Osimhen has said he wishes to stay at the Estadio Diego Armando Maradona this summer, amidst interest from Premier League clubs  

Osimhen, 23, has been Napoli’s standout player this season and his contribution has seen his side qualify for Champions League football next season. He sits atop Napoli’s scoring charts with 13 goals from 25 games and that has attracted plenty of interest from elsewhere.

According to 90min, United and Newcastle have both been tipped to move for Osimhen this summer but the Nigeria international, who remains under contract until 2025, insists he is enjoying life in Naples and is already planning a push for the Serie A title next season.

“It is a great honour for me to have achieved this goal [qualifying for the Champions League] with my teammates,” Osimhen told Radio Kiss Kiss. “We are very happy to be able to measure ourselves in the biggest European club competition.

READ MORE: Chiellini To Departs Juventus After 17 Years

“We are more disappointed than [the fans] for not having [won the title]. We are, because we had the quality to win it. It was our dream to win it. Of course, our hope remains to win the title and for this, we will give everything next season to try again.”

Osimhen then went further to express his desire to continue playing alongside his teammates, including ‘mentor’ Dries Mertens, before reiterating that he hopes to keep developing under manager Luciano Spalletti.

“I have to thank Spalletti so much,” he said. “He helped me a lot in my growth as a footballer from many points of view, and I have to thank him and his staff for helping me score all these goals. They helped me improve my movement.

“He always talks to me after training and trains me both with and without the ball. I know I’m dealing with a very high-level coach, really. It is a great honour and a real pleasure to be trained by him, and I hope to be able to work with him for many more years.”

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