Saudi club Al Hilal make £120.3M bid for Napoli striker Victor Osimhen

Saudi club Al Hilal make £120.3M bid for Napoli striker Victor Osimhen

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Al Hilal ‘submit £120.3M offer for Napoli striker Victor Osimhen’ as the Saudi Pro League side ‘try to lure the Nigerian striker to the Middle East with £1M-per-week wages’

Saudi Arabian side Al Hilal have reportedly made an astonishing £120.3million offer to Napoli for their star striker Victor Osimhen.

The Saudi Pro League side are continuing in their pursuit to bring the world’s biggest talents to the Middle East and have apparently submitted the huge bid to the Serie A champions for Osimhen.

The proposal highlights Saudi Arabia’s commitment to attracting top talents and comes days after Kylian Mbappe rejected a move to the club worth a potential £700m-a-year.

In addition to the triple-digit offer, Al Hilal have also tried to tempt Osimhen into agreeing personal terms with a £1million-per-week wage, according to Sky Sports.

Osimhen was previously a target for Manchester United, however interest from the Premier League giants appears to have cooled due to Rasmus Hojlund’s imminent arrival at Old Trafford.

The 24-year-old apparently held talks over extending his deal at Napoli, but was unable to find a resolution with his existing deal set to expire in 2025.

However, Al Hilal’s huge offer is expected to be rejected after the Italian top-flight club slapped a £170m price tag on their prized asset.

Napoli owner Aurelio De Laurentiis previously explained his belief that PSG were the only club capable of buying Osimhen, however that was before Saudi’s evident interest.

Speaking at the start of July, he told Mediaset: ‘The only club that could afford Victor Osimhen is Paris Saint-Germain.

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has previously spoke of his desire to keep the striker.

‘If Nasser Al Khelaifi [PSG president] wants to send in a bid around £170m, we wait and we see what happens. I personally think that Victor will stay here.’

Osimhen netted 26 times last season and became the first African player to claim the coveted Capocannoniere crown handed out to Serie A’s top scorer.

His goalscoring exploits further helped Napoli end their 33-year wait for the Scudetto and cemented his place in the club’s history.

Osimhen joined the Serie A champions for £69m from Lille in 2020 and would become the most high-profile player to join the Saudi Pro League if a deal between the two clubs is completed.

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