Hours after it was claimed that Chelsea had secret deal for Victor Osimhen, Spanish Law Liga giants- Real Madrid will look to sign the Nigerian, valued at at least €200 million by Serie A champions Napoli, in 2024.
According to a report by Spanish outlet Fichajes, Osimhen is the subject of interest from Real Madrid. The Merengues are already laying the groundwork for the 2024 summer transfer window. And the free-scoring Napoli striker, whose price tag will be at least €200 million, is a top target.
Osimhen has established himself as one of the best players in Serie A since joining Napoli from LOSC Lille in September 2020. The Nigerian international endured some teething problems at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium. But he has not looked back since finding a stable footing.
The 24-year-old often scores goals for fun and was instrumental in ending Napoli’s long wait for a Serie A title. Osimhen has continued from where he left off last term, finding the back of the net thrice in as many games. But the player’s relentless progress might spell trouble for Napoli, with several big-name clubs keen.
Interestingly, reports this month have suggested that Real Madrid rejected the chance to secure Osimhen’s services this past summer. But they are eager to sign a prolific attacker in the 2024 summer transfer window. Kylian Mbappe is thus a viable target for Real Madrid.
The former Wolfsburg striker was a target for several high-profile suitors in the summer transfer window. And recent reports have linked Osimhen with Arsenal and a few other Premier League clubs. Meanwhile, he is also the subject of interest from La Liga heavyweights Real Madrid.
But Mbappe’s future is uncertain, and he might soon sign a new contract with Paris Saint-Germain. So, the Merengues are keeping their options open, with Osimhen emerging as a candidate to bolster their attack. But Napoli will demand a premium to part ways with the 24-year-old, slapping a price tag of over €200 million on him.
Real Madrid might not have any qualms about shelling out €200 million to secure Osimhen’s services, considering they were ready to pay such a sum for Mbappe last year. But they also have other candidates on their wishlist, including Erling Haaland and Julian Alvarez.