Victor Osimhen’s future at Napoli has been one of the most discussed topics in Italy these past few months. While the reigning Serie A champions remain confident of tying their striker down to a new contract, the situation is far from ideal.

Osimhen has had a fallout with Napoli over the infamous video on TikTok, and their relationship has since been on the rocks. In case they fail to convince the coveted marksman to pledge his future to the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona, Partenopei will dive back into the market for a new attacking leader.
According to Calciomercato, Feyenoord talisman Santiago Gimenez has emerged as the perfect candidate to fill Osimhen’s shoes. The Mexico international has gone from strength to strength at De Kuip in the past couple of years, growing into one of the most in-demand forwards in European football.

Gimenez won’t come cheap, though. Aware of his potential, the defending Dutch champions have pinned a €40 million price tag on his head. Napoli should have no problems matching that value, especially if they decide to cash in on Osimhen.

The 22-year-old has been in red-hot form this season, racking up 15 goals and three assists in only 11 appearances across all competitions. He opened the scoring as Feyenoord thrashed Lazio 3-1 in midweek Champions League action.

Napoli must make up their mind soon. Osimhen’s renewal remains a priority, but if extension talks take too long, Gimenez could soon touch down in Italy.

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