Nigeria Super Eagles forward Victor Osimhen is on the verge of an exit from Napoli in the summer and just like with Norwegian Erling Haaland in the 2022/23 summer transfer window, there is a battle brewing among the top teams in Europe for his signature.
The AFCON qualifiers 2023 top scorer has come a long way from his under-17 days and is now a player valued at €100 million or more.
Napoli has put £150million price on Victor Osimhen pic.twitter.com/XVkYjEHyEB
— Naija (@Naija_PR) April 22, 2023
The battle to sign Osimhen at PSG
Victor Osimhen is the current top scorer at Napoli and the clear favourite for the Serie A top scorer award, the Capocannoniere. He is also the clear favourite to win the league player of the season which will be an amazing feat for an African player.
His stock has risen greatly since joining the Partenopei in 2020 and even the injuries he has suffered has not stopped him from showing his true potential. Napoli are now on the verge of making over €50 million in profit from his sale in the summer if any club meets their €120 million valuation of the 24-year-old.
A few clubs are ready to do business with the Serie A league leaders including Chelsea, Manchester United, Bayern Munich and PSG but there is no one in the clear lead as at the time of reporting.
🚨 Manchester United are stepping up their interest in Victor Osimhen after sending scouts to watch the striker play for Napoli in the Champions League against AC Milan.
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However, trouble seems to be brewing in France thanks to the Nigeria national football team ace being a transfer option.
It is being reported that the club's owners are looking to make the team more French by bringing in Randal Kolo Muani in the summer but the club's sporting director believes that Osimhen is a better fit for the team.
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Kolo Muani, 24, is one of the most wanted strikers in the world at the moment. Although his numbers are nowhere close to Osimhen's, his overall play has won him admirers from clubs across Europe.
His showing at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, especially in the final where he almost denied Lionel Messi and Argentina the trophy, mesmerised the world. Valued at €65 million by popular football data collection website Transfermarkt, he is attainable for PSG.
Campos, however, was responsible for Osimhen's first coming to the French Ligue 1, when he got LOSC Lille to pay a little over €20 million to RSC Charleroi, who had only signed him for around €12 million months prior in 2019. This has led the famed Portuguese football director to insist on the Ligue 1 leaders' acquisition of Osimhen.
Campos has already gone ahead to meet with the AFCON 2023 hopeful's agents so as to stay ahead of the competition from Chelsea, Manchester United and Bayern Munich and this has caused a small rift between him and the owners of the club, according to Italian outlet Tutto Napoli.
Osimhen, meanwhile, is currently focused on sealing the one win that will make the Partenopei champions of the Italian Serie A once again after 30 years of waiting.
Osimhen's Napoli are on the verge of a Scudetto win for the first time in 33 years and fans can stay updated with the live scores surrounding the Partenopei between now and the end of the season.
This article was most recently revised and updated 10 months ago