Victor Osimhen of Napoli is apparently the target of a massive €140 million offer from Manchester United before the summer transfer window closes.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent, Jorge Mendes, reportedly advised the Serie A heavyweights to expect a large bid for the Nigerian international, according to Il Mattino, a respectable Naples-based publication.
Ronaldo wants to play in the Champions League this year, so Mendes has been working to find him a new team.
According to Il Mattino, Manchester United is even prepared to pay for a significant portion of Ronaldo’s salary as part of a deal that would enable them to switch out the Portuguese star for Osimhen.
In order to make room for Ronaldo’s move from Old Trafford, the Serie A team is looking to offload the Nigerian.
A deal worth up to €140 million is anticipated to be discussed between the two clubs in the coming days.
Ronaldo is apparently looking to leave Old Trafford in order to qualify for Champions League football, and Napoli is eager to bring him back to Serie A.
There is currently “nothing concrete” between Napoli, Manchester United, and Cristiano Ronaldo, according to Luciano Spalletti, the manager of Napoli.
However, he added that if such a deal were to materialize, it “wouldn’t be a swap with Victor Osimhen.”
“If you’re asking me if I’d like to work with Ronaldo, I tell you no coach would say no to that,” Spalletti stated during a press conference.
There are no negotiations, according to Osimhen’s representative, if we enter those regions where the media likes to fill in for themselves.
“De Laurentiis, he informed me he received no offer, so let’s be as realistic as we can here and evaluate only things that could happen,” the speaker said.
With the transfer window closing soon, it seems improbable that anything would actually happen. Right now, there is nothing solid.
“In that situation, it wouldn’t be a swap; rather, it would be two separate signings.
Both of them have the ability to change a game.
In any event, we shouldn’t think about anything right now that won’t help us win three points in Florence.