Victor Osimhen has made a decision about his future, and it’s a big one. The Napoli striker has told CBS Sports that he’s leaving the club at the end of the season, and Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has all but confirmed that he’s joining Real Madrid.
“We knew this was coming,” De Laurentiis said. “Otherwise, the negotiations for a new contract wouldn’t have been so long. He probably would have left for Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, or an English club last summer.”
Osimhen has been one of the most in-demand strikers in Europe in recent years. The 23-year-old Nigerian has scored 24 goals in 51 appearances for Napoli since joining the club from Lille in 2020.
Real Madrid is in the market for a new striker this summer. Kylian Mbappé and Erling Haaland are the top targets, but they could be expensive. Osimhen would be a more affordable option, and he would still be a major upgrade for the Spanish giants.
It’s still possible that Osimhen could end up at another club, but it looks like Real Madrid is the frontrunner. The Spanish giants will have to pay a transfer fee of around €100 million to Napoli, but it would be a significant signing for the club.
Osimhen would give Real Madrid a young, talented striker who can score goals and create chances. He’s also a strong and physical player who would be a good fit for the Spanish league.
It will be interesting to see if Real Madrid can pull off this deal. Osimhen is a top player, and he would be a major addition to any team.