French side, Lille have confirmed that Victor Osimhen ‘is about’ to leave the club, as Napoli stressed the need to restart the contract negotiations after the player changed his agent.
‘We now have to start negotiations all over again’ after he changed agent,” Napoli official was quoted by the Italian media.
Speaking at a press conference earlier on Thursday, Lille general manager, Marc Ingla, announced Osimhen was at ‘the final details’ of a move away.
“We’re at the final details for the transfer of Osimhen,” explained Ingla.
“There were other clubs in for him too, but the player has now made his decision.
“It’s a shame to have to sell him, but he’s leaving us.”
Sky Sport Italia soon followed up that a deal worth €60m plus bonuses was on the verge of completion.
It added Napoli sporting director, Cristiano Giuntoli, was in constant contact with the forward’s new representatives, but he suggested that was wide of the mark, talking before the Partenopei’s 1-1 draw with Bologna yesterday.
“Osimhen’s a very good player, but there are lots of other teams who want him and we’re working on other fronts too,” he said to DAZN.
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“He changed his agent, so we now have to start all over again. It’s a complex and difficult set of negotiations.”
Giuntoli also gave nothing away when he was asked whether Aurelio De Laurentiis would confirm the transfer on Thursday.
“I don’t know…”