PSG wants €100m rated Osimhen as Mbappe replacement

PSG wants €100m rated Osimhen as Mbappe replacement

Ligue 1 champions, Paris Saint-Germain are said to be considering a move for Napoli Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen as a replacement for Kylian Mbappe should the Frenchman leave for Real Madrid in the summer.

Mbappe has been the shining light for the Parisians since he left Monaco four years ago. The 23-year-old striker has banged in 167 goals and assisted 84 in 214 appearances.

However, the Frenchman could be on his way out of Parc des Princes this summer as he has refused to renew his contract, which expires at the end of the season.

Real Madrid has emerged as a possible destination, but nothing concrete has emerged yet.

Nonetheless, the Parisians risk losing their star man, and they would be searching for another attacking dynamite.

According to Get French Football News, PSG have their sights set on 23-year-old Osimhen to replace Mbappe.

Osimhen has become one of the most sought-after strikers in Europe, with Premier League sides Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool, and Newcastle United all rumoured to be interested in his services in the summer.

According to recent reports, Arsenal are leading the race for the Nigeria international, but Napoli’s asking price for the former Lille striker may lead to a setback for the Premier League side.

According to reports, the Gunners had indicated interest for the striker during the January transfer window but turned their attention to signing Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic but the Serbian opted to join Juventus instead.

Napoli have placed a €100m price tag on the Nigerian.

According to German website WettFreunde, transfer specialist journalist Gianluca Di Marzio suggested that PSG could move for Osimhen this summer, should Mbappé leave the club.

Napoli signed the Nigerian from Lille in 2020 for a reported €81.3m plus add-ons and he has lit up Europe this season, scoring 17 goals in 29 appearances for the Italians in all competitions this season, despite being plagued by injuries, suspensions and COVID-19 related illness.