Osimhen eager to renew contract – Napoli

Napoli sporting director, Mauro Meluso, has said that star forward, Victor Osimhen is close to penning a new contract with the Serie A champions.

The 24-year-old Nigeria international has less than two years remaining on his current deal with the Partenopei.

Napoli is expected to sign an extension with a release clause of €130 million – 140 million inserted into the contract.

Meluso said an announcement will be made when he negotiation process has been concluded and both the player and club are eager to close the deal.

“We are accustomed to working behind the scenes and without big announcements before things are done. It will obviously be up to President Aurelio De Laurentiis to give the news.

“It has been a long negotiation process and we hope to conclude it, but only make announcements when everything is sealed. Both parties are eager to get this deal closed and we’ll see what happens over the next few weeks,” Meluso told Mediaset.

Osimhen has scored seven times in 12 league appearances for Walter Mazzarri’s side this season.