Real Madrid Waiting in the Wings for Napoli Marksman

Florentino Perez wishes to bring an elite striker to Real Madrid in 2024, and, if Kylian Mbappé doesn’t join, Victor Osimhen is next on the list. His nose for the goal is considered functional to their technical project, Fichajes reports.

Los Galacticos lost Karim Benzema last summer but decided not to purchase another top center-forward. They signed just veteran Joselu and splurged on Jude Bellingham. They waited for the French star, but their chase came up empty-handed.

The PSG star eventually reconciled with his team. He’s under contract till 2024, plus he has an option to prolong it. If he’s talked into staying once again, Real Madrid would turn their attention toward Osimhen.

The Napoli ace seemed to be on the verge of renewing his contract in the summer, but then the talks slowed down. His future release clause is one of the main sticking points. He’s currently tied to the Scudetto holders until 2025.

Carlo Ancelotti stated they didn’t consider Osimhen in the past window to Radio Serie A (via Corriere dello Sport).

“We never thought about him. We believed that signing Bellingham would make up for the departure of Benzema. He’s a serious professional and excellent. What he’s able to do at 20 years old is surprising.”

Our Take on Osimhen and Real Madrid

They are one of the few teams that could actually afford him, with or without an extension, but it’ll hinge on Mbappé and how long he’ll leave them hanging.

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