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Osimhen pockets N188m Napoli goal bonus

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Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen, pocketed €125,000 (approximately N188 million) goal bonus for scoring in Napoli’s 1-1 draw against Udinese in a Serie A fixture on Monday night.

The former Lille striker notched his 15th goal of the season at the Bluenergy Stadium .

Osimhen’s goal was not enough to seal Napoli’s victory, as Isaac Success struck in stoppages for a precious Udinese point.

Napoli scored in the 51 minute when Matteo Politano floated in a cross with his weaker right foot from the right flank, Osimhen getting between two defenders to nod in from six yards.

Despite a season marred by injuries and his participation in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast, the 25-year-old Super Eagles forward has exhibited remarkable prowess, tallying an impressive 15 goals in 22 Serie A appearances for the reigning champions.

With 15 goals and three assists to his name, Osimhen boasts an enviable record, averaging a goal contribution every two hours of play.

Osimhen’s contract includes a clause entitling him to a substantial bonus if he reaches the milestone of 15 league goals this season. With such a lucrative incentive on the line, Osimhen seized the opportunity on the grand stage.

According to Il Napoli, the Nigeria international has a clause in his contract that will see him receive €125,000 if he scores 15 league goals this season.

“ The Azzurri will have to cling above all to the motivations of Osimhen, who only needs two goals to reach 15 goals in the championship and collect a bonus of €125,000 from his contract.

“However, the Nigerian striker is above all keen to say goodbye well and yesterday’s defeat by Fiorentina reopens the possibility of not leaving Europe. The four remaining races are the last chance to at least save face.”

Napoli, currently occupying the 8th position in the Serie A standings with 51 points from 35 league matches, has seen a dip in form, claiming just one win in their last five outings. Meanwhile, Udinese languishes in the 18th spot with 30 points.

Osimhen’s stellar performances have been noticed, attracting interest from top European clubs such as Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, and PSG. As he approaches the culmination of his stint in Italy, the Nigerian striker is determined to leave a lasting impression and bid farewell to Napoli on a high note.