Leaving Napoli will make me cry – Victor Osimhen

Napoli star player, Victor Osimhen admitted that he will probably ‘cry’ when leaving the former Serie A champions.

The 25-year-old, who had around €120m release clause inserted in his contract last December, is expected to leave the Partenopei this summer though his destination is still unknown.

Osimhen described Napoli fans as one of the best in the world, and claimed leaving the club will be difficult.

He said in an interview with Betsson Sport; “For me it’s a fantastic feeling, in some clubs it’s the history that creates the identity, in Naples it’s the fans who make the team what it is.

“The way they support the team and each player is truly incredible. Sometimes I understand why some legends of the past cried when they left Naples, because it is an extraordinary emotion to play in the stadium and hear your name shouted from the first minute to the 90th, supporting the team and cheering.”

CorrectNG recalls that Osimhen explained why he chose to reject the offer from Saudi Arabia last year despite knowing it ‘would’ve changed his life’.

He had said during a chat with former Chelsea midfielder, John Obi Mikel on the ‘Obi One Podcast’, that 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.

Reflecting on the snubbed Saudi offer, Osimhen 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,” he said.