From Cavani to Higuain, if a big part Napoli comes out at their best ... Osimhen next?

De Laurentiis knows how to replace his big names: if Victor says goodbye, the Albanian Broja is ready

“I am your Cavani”, Aurelio De Laurentiis said a few years ago in a torrid summer. Certainly, the president of Napoli is “the Cavani of capital gains” and this is only due to him. He buys well, sells better and does not let himself be caught unprepared when a big player needs to be replaced at the start. Now for him the possibility of scoring yet another goal on the market has a name and surname: Victor Osimhen.

Buyers at the window

Eye, it is not certain that the Nigerian center forward will leave Napoli but it is certain that if he does it will only be in the face of an important offer that would lead – precisely – to a hefty capital gain. As with all the clothing items in the blue atelier, the price on the Osimhen tag is already on display and this time it even reaches 100 million. Consequently, the potential buyers (Bayern Munich, Manchester United, Arsenal and the very rich Newcastle) remain at the window for now also because the whirlwind of the attackers so far has been a bit sleepy. De Laurentiis, moreover, is convinced that what will come will be the season of consecration for Osihmen but he knows well that we shouldn’t wait too long when a footballer, especially a striker, is tempting around Europe. Indeed, lately he has been burned – thanks to the economic contraction due to the pandemic and a bit of bulimia in the requests – by having retained Koulibaly and Fabian Ruiz, who both risk freeing themselves on a free transfer in 2023, leaving Napoli on the line.


Consequently, should an indispensable proposal arrive, Osimhen would also be sacrificed on the altar of the budget as already happened in the past with Lavezzi, Cavani and Higuain. Three undisputed idols of the Neapolitan crowd, three players, however, all sold through a mechanism, that of the release clauses, which seems out of fashion but has not completely gone away (De Laurentiis has proposed a renewal to Fabian Ruiz with the insertion of a release clause) . Three golden deals but … without consequences, or at least without excessive consequences from a technical point of view even if the first year “post Higuain” if Napoli had still had Pipita at the center of the attack would have been a strong candidate for the Scudetto (won by Juve, also thanks to goals from the Argentine). However, De Laurentiis – and his men in his transfer market – never lacked the nose to find substitutes worthy of all the big names who have left Naples. Milik, for example, had had a sprint start in the league before getting injured while Insigne did not steal the hearts of the fans like Lavezzi but became a club flag initially compensating for the traumatic farewell of the Pocho.

Candidate Broja

So who could possibly be the “new Osimhen”? For months, Napoli have been keeping an eye on Albanian Broja, on loan from Chelsea to Southampton. Giuntoli has been following him since before the half-time Premier put his eyes on him and for this reason he has a preferential lane with the player even if the intentions of the Blues are not yet known with respect to the talent born in Slough in England who combines great physical strength with discrete technical qualities. . Broja could also arrive regardless of Osihmen’s departure but in that case someone “heavy” from an economic point of view would still have to leave. The first suspect is, of course, Koulibaly who remains in the sights of Barcelona. Speaking of defenders, in addition to Ostigard, Cedric Houtoundji of Clermont, already treated in January (before the arrival of Tuanzebe), is strong for the role of central fourth. Who knows if he is not the one chosen to complete the backlog.

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