During the late evening hours of Monday, Napoli and Brighton agreed the transfer of Norwegian midfielder Leo Skerry Ostegaard, according to TV 2 information.
If the steel house of Åndalsnes passes the medical test, he will sign for the historic club from southern Italy where Diego Maradona previously played, among others.
Negotiations between Brighton and Naples have been going on for more than a month. As TV 2 understands it, Brighton’s payment split and resale percentage were the latest details to come on Monday.
Østigård’s transfer fee is expected to have a total budget of close to NOK 100 million, including various bonuses.
Serie A club Torino has long met Brighton’s price requirements for Ostegaard, As previously mentioned by TV 2. But due to Norway’s strong desire to become a Napoli player, negotiations with Napoli continued.
The transitional saga is now nearing a happy ending for the 22-year-old who achieved a major milestone for Norway during the Four Nations League matches in June.
This fall, he could try out matches in the Champions League, as Napoli qualified for the prestigious tournament thanks to third place in Serie A last season.
The famous Italian journalists Gianluca Di Marzio and Fabrizio Romano were the first to write about the agreement between Brighton and Naples.
Ostegaard created a very good reputation in Italian football during his loan spell at Genoa this spring, playing hard and keeping six clean sheets in 14 matches.
Now he will be fighting for a place from the start in Luciano Spalletti’s side, where Kalidou Koulibaly and Amir Rahmani were a powerhouse duo last season.
Koulibaly is linked with a move away from Napoli and is cited as being related to, among other things, Chelsea.
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