Report: Club may extend player’s contract as Spurs interest ‘worries’ them

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Gazzetta dello Sport have reported that Tottenham’s interest in Victor Osimhen ‘worries’ Napoli and may push them into handing him a contract extension (via Sport Witness).

The report claims that, with Harry Kane’s future up in the air, Spurs may be looking at Osimhen as a potential replacement to lead the line in North London.

As such, Napoli are said to want to hand their star striker a new contract so they can put a release clause of around €100m in it.

The report claims that Tottenham’s interest has served as the catalyst for this emergency measure by the Serie A club this summer.

After a disastrous start to his Napoli career thanks to injury, Osimhen recovered to score an impressive 10 goals in 24 Serie A matches last season (TransferMarkt).

Back in May, Osimhen was mentioned in a Sky Sports report about potential Kane replacements in North London, claiming that Spurs had been tracking the forward before he joined Napoli.

Spurs Web Opinion:

I don’t think Osimhen would sign a contract with a huge release clause as it wouldn’t really make sense for his career. However, Spurs would only ever sign him if they sold Harry Kane anyway.

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