Napoli President Aurelio de Laurentiis has fired back at Saudi Arabia Club Al Hilal over an attempt to sign Victor Osimhen. .
Aurelia reportedly asked for an astronomical fee to part ways with star striker Victor Osimhen if Saudi Arabian clubs return for the Super Eagles striker’s signature.
Osimhen was the subject of a massive bid from Saudi Pro League side Al Hilal this summer, with the club reportedly ready to offer Napoli up to €200 million for the Nigerian forward.
Napoli rejected all formal bids for Osimhen however, with de Laurentiis unwilling to sell the Nigerian forward despite the huge bids from Al Hilal.
In a report from L’Equipe, the Napoli president allegedly told Al Hilal in an email, “Your bid can only buy one of Osimhen’s foot [sic]” in defiance of the money the Saudi club were willing to pay for the 2022/23 Serie A top scorer.
De Laurentiis is also reportedly set to shun future bids for Osimhen, as he stated in the supposed email that he would only think of considering a bid for Osimhen above €500 million.
“For €200m, you can only buy Victor’s feet… maybe. Next year I guess you’ll be ready to offer €500m and maybe we will consider your bid. Again, maybe”. He said