Newcastle United are reportedly interested in Napoli duo Victor Osimhen and Fabian Ruiz, with a huge double bid likely to transpire in the summer.
According to Corriere del Mezzogiorno, as relayed by Sport Witness, Napoli duo Fabian Ruiz and Victor Osimhen are firmly on the radar of Newcastle United, with the Premier League side likely to explore making a huge double bid in the summer transfer window. Those two players could cost upwards of €100 million in combined fees, which should not be problematic for the Magpies.
Napoli are bracing for a tough summer transfer window as they look to keep hold of their top stars. Victor Osimhen and Fabian Ruiz are those players linked with a move away from the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium, as Newcastle United prepare a sensational double swoop.
The Magpies are set to have a huge summer window, with many key positions likely to be filled. The Premier League side have come closer to achieving their primary target of retaining their status in the top tier of English football. Now, they can focus on bringing in new players to help them challenge for a top-six finish.
The Magpies have the financial muscle to support their lofty ambitions and are reportedly prepared to spend huge sums to secure their primary targets. They are expected to reinforce all possible key areas of the pitch, with a midfielder and a striker considered vital for their chances next season.
Victor Osimhen is one of their primary targets to reinforce the attacking lineup, with the Napoli frontman very much a man in demand. Arsenal are also interested in the striker alongside a few others. However, the price which Napoli may want for the Nigerian international could be matched by a select few, including the Magpies.
Napoli are already looking at replacements, with Darwin Nunez reportedly on their radar in the scenario that Osimhen departs. Newcastle might also be willing to pay a significant amount for the Nigerian striker, who could cost around the €100 million mark.
Newcastle are also keen on signing Osimhen’s club teammate, Fabian Ruiz, with the Spaniard likely to depart in the summer. The midfielder is also a target for Arsenal and Real Madrid, although he remains open to the option of evaluating offers in the summer.
Newcastle are reportedly exploring making a double raid for the two players in the next window. If they are serious, the duo will cost upwards of €100 million in combined fees. Napoli remain resigned to losing Ruiz, whose contract expires in 2023, although they could still keep hold of Osimhen, who has a long-term agreement with the club.