Napoli ahead Victor Osimhen has stated he would moderately play in MLS than within the Saudi Professional League if provided the “identical situations”.
Osimhen, 24, had a lucrative offer from Saudi side Al Hilal this summer season that was reportedly rejected by Napoli.
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“I’m completely satisfied at Napoli,” Osimhen stated in a Twitch interview with Emiliano Viviano and former Italy ahead Mario Balotelli.
“Individuals do not understand how tough it’s to play in Serie A. From a tactical and bodily standpoint, it is some of the tough leagues to play in.”
Requested if he would moderately play within the MLS or Saudi Professional League if given the identical situations, Osimhen stated: “If I had the identical situations, I might go to MLS.”
Osimhen did, nonetheless, reward the Saudi Professional League.
Because the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo to Al Nassr in January, the Saudi league has attracted among the sport’s largest names, together with 2022 Ballon d’Or winner Karim Benzema and Brazilian ahead Neymar Jr.
Final summer season, Saudi clubs spent almost $1 billion, buying 94 abroad gamers from Europe’s main leagues.
“They’re attempting to develop their league, which is sweet,” Osimhen stated.
“One [Ronaldo] of the best of all time has gone there. Due to his [Ronaldo’s] affect, they’ve attracted a number of proficient gamers to additionally go there. So for me it is actually good, they’re attempting to construct their league into among the finest. For me they’re doing one thing wonderful.”
Osimhen has but to decide about his future. Regardless of months of ongoing talks over a contract extension, the Nigeria worldwide has but to place pen to paper on a brand new cope with his present settlement expiring in June 2025.
Napoli stay hopeful that Osimhen will signal a brand new deal regardless of the membership claiming that the participant is having “second ideas” about persevering with on the membership past 2025.
“After a protracted negotiation, culminating with a handshake that confirmed the need to proceed the connection, Victor had second ideas,” a Napoli statement stated on Oct. 20.
Osimhen, who joined Napoli in the summertime of 2020 from Lille, scored 31 objectives final season to assist them win the Serie A title for the primary time in 33 years.
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