Victor Osimhen Will Replace Kylian Mbappe at PSG, Says Football Agent About Napoli Star's Future

Victor Osimhen Will Replace Kylian Mbappe at PSG, Says Football Agent About Napoli Star's Future

Robert Abong'o
updated at April 4, 2024 at 7:02 AM
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  • Dario Canovi believes Victor Osimhen will move to Paris Saint-Germain
  • The Napoli talisman has a reported release clause of 120 million euros
  • Osimhen is being considered a potential replacement for Kylian Mbappe

Italian football agent, Dario Canovi, has weighed in on the speculation surrounding Victor Osimhen's next career move - should he leave Napoli this summer.

While the transfer window is still a few months away, the Nigerian's potential landing spot has become a hot topic among football enthusiasts worldwide.

Despite interest from several top clubs, including Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Manchester United, and Arsenal, all signs are pointing towards Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea as the frontrunners in the race to secure the services of the Super Eagles striker.

Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen, is being linked with a move to PSG from Napoli in the summer transfer window.
Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen, is being linked with a move to PSG from Napoli in the summer transfer window. Photo: Francesco Pecoraro.
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Should he leave the reigning Serie A champions, it would only be through the activation of his release clause, which stands at a hefty €120 million.

While the Premier League has been cited as Osimhen's preferred destination, Canovi believes the forward is actually destined for the French capital.

Speaking on Radio Kiss Kiss, via Tuttomercatoweb, the agent expressed his confidence in the African Player of The Year moving to France, citing the ongoing saga involving Kylian Mbappe's rumoured exit to Real Madrid.

"In my opinion, he is likely to play in PSG. It would be the most successful signing after the farewell of Mbappè, who has already been at Real Madrid for months," he said, as reported by Complete Sports.

Osimhen has 131 goals in 251 appearances for club and country. He has been a standout performer for Napoli since he arrived from Lille in 2020.

Reports suggest the club is eyeing Bayer Leverkusen's Victor Boniface - Osimhen's Super Eagles teammate - to fill the gap, as reported by Business Day.

Osimhen named highest-paid player in Serie A

Sports Brief also previously reported on Osimhen being named Serie A's top earner, reportedly earning a monthly salary of £1.29mil.

Napoli signed the forward for around €75mil and he led the club to the Scudetto for the first time in more than 30 years last season.

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