African star's price tag set at R1.3bn

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An African star playing in Serie A has been valued at a whopping €80 million (R1.3 billion) by his employers amid reports suggesting a number of top clubs are interested in securing his services.

Striker Victor Osimhen has once again been in scintillating form for Napoli in this campaign, having scored 16 goals and registered five assists in 28 appearances across all competitions. 

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Manchester United and Arsenal have both been reported to have an interest in the 23-year-old, with the Premier League duo expected to sign new forwards in the upcoming transfer window.

According to CBS Sports, however, the Serie A side will demand a hefty fee of €80 million for the Nigeria international. 

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The forward is under contract at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium until 2025, but Napoli are reportedly willing to let him leave in the next window if their asking price is met.

If one of Osimhen's potential suitors were to pay that price for his signature, he would become the joint-most expensive African footballer of all time, a title he would share with Ivory Coast star Nicolas Pepe, who moved from LOSC Lille to Arsenal for €80 million in 2019, per Transfermarkt.  

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