Napoli striker Victor Osimhen says he "put everything in God's hands" when making "the huge decision" not to join the Saudi Pro-League side Al-Hilal.
Reports over the summer indicated Osimhen - valued by Napoli at £173m - would join Al-Hilal, who had already signed Wolves captain Ruben Neves and Neymar.
The Nigeria forward scored 31 goals in all competitions last season to help Napoli win the Italian league title, their first victory since 1990.
Regarded as one of the most elite strikers in the current game, Osimhen has been frequently linked with interest from Premier League clubs, including Chelsea and Manchester United.
Speaking on the Obi One Podcast, he added: "They never gave up until the end of their own transfer window.
"The more I said no to them, the more they increased it," Osimhen said.
"That week was a huge decision for me to make, but I put everything in God's hands.
In an interview in 2021 with The Cable, Osimhen explained how his trust in God shapes his pre-match routine.
“It’s quite simple for me. Before I go for games, I listen to gospel music, and before I leave my hotel room, I always leave everything in the hands of the Lord. I pray.”