Why Carlo Ancelotti Wants Real Madrid to Sign Victor Osimhen and Not Harry Kane

Why Carlo Ancelotti Wants Real Madrid to Sign Victor Osimhen and Not Harry Kane

Chukwu Ikechukwu
June 17, 2023 at 6:14 PM
  • Carlo Ancelotti has urged Real Madrid to sign Nigerian forward Victor Osimhen
  • Real Madrid has entered the race to sign the Napoli forward this summer
  • Osimhen scored 31 goals and provided five assists in 39 matches for Napoli last season

Real Madrid are set to snub their pursuit of Tottenham striker Harry Kane in preference for 24-year-old Napoli forward Victor Osimhen this summer.

The Spanish giants are looking to reinforce their striking options after Karim Benzema's departure to Al-Ittihad, and Kane has been the club’s preferred choice until now.

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Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid have all identified Victor Osimhen as a key transfer target this summer. Photo by Mandadori Portfolio
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According to Sportskeeda, Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has suggested that Los Blancos make a move for Victor Osimhen instead after his impressive season with Napoli.

Osimhen was Napoli's leading attacker when they won the Serie A last season, as the Nigerian striker, who is still only 24, scored 31 goals and provided five assists in 39 matches this season across all competitions.

Los Blancos will have to battle Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain who have already signified their interest in the Nigerian forward this summer.

PSG to launch Osimhen bid

Meanwhile, Paris Saint-Germain are expected to launch a mouth-watering bid for Napoli forward, Victor Osimhen as the Nigeria international is now a top priority for the Ligue 1 champions, Complete Sport reports.

Following Lionel Messi's departure and the uncertainty surrounding Kylian Mbappe's future, PSG are looking to strengthen their attack, and Osimhen has been identified as a key target.

Napoli currently values Osimhen at €150m, and PSG are expected to raise the sum for the Nigerian forward before the summer transfer window closes.

Osimhen ranked 4th behind Haaland

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Napoli striker Victor Osimhen has been ranked as the fourth-best on the list of the most valuable players in the world following his impressive performances last term for his Serie A side.

In the outgone season, the Nigerian superstar ended as the highest goalscorer with 26 goals in the Serie A and also helped his side to win the Scudetto after 33 years in what was an incredible term.

Considering his performances, Osimhen has been linked with a move to the Premier League with the likes of Chelsea, Man United, and Arsenal reported to be interested in his services.

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