I know where Osimhen will play next season – Troost-Ekong hints at summer move

Super Eagles defender, William Troost-Ekong has disclosed that he knows the club his Nigerian teammate, Victor Osimhen will play for next season.

Osimhen is expected to leave Serie A champions, Napoli in the summer, with his contract containing a €130 million release clause.

I know where Osimhen will play next season – Troost-Ekong

“I always follow Serie A, it’s a great league. This weekend with Salernitana-Udinese will be special for me, also because it was also the last match I played in my last season. The points would certainly be more useful to Salernitana than to Udinese,” Troost-Ekong told Sky Sport.

Finally, Troost-Ekong was asked if he knew where Osimhen would play next year, to which he replied; “I really can’t tell you anything, but I know!”

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Napoli forward, Victor Osimhen, has explained why he chose to reject the offer from Saudi Arabia despite knowing it ‘would’ve changed his life’.

Speaking with John Obi Mikel on the ‘Obi One Podcast’, he said it was a tough choice but he had two other clubs in mind.

Mikel had urged Osimhen to move to Chelsea next summer, as he said the club was deperately looking for someone like him.

Saudi side Al-Hilal offered €200m in a serious attempt to sign Osimhen in the summer, but Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis refused to accept, making it clear that he wasn’t ready to let the star striker leave just yet.

Reflecting on the snubbed offer, the Nigeria internatinal said it was hard to refuse at first but he decided to stay after a serious talk with Napoli.

“What was said is true. I have to be honest, I never thought about leaving last summer because Napoli wanted to keep me, but when the offer came from Saudi Arabia, a huge offer, it was hard to refuse. I spoke to Napoli and decided to stay.

“It was crazzy… The more I said no, the more they increased the financial offer. It would have changed my life, they never gave up. But I said, no guys, I’m staying,” Osimhen said.