Napoli Star Victor Osimhen Identified as PSG’s Primary Target if Mbappé Departs
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, renowned Italian sports newspaper, PSG has identified Napoli’s Victor Osimhen as their primary transfer target if Kylian Mbappé leaves the club this summer. Mbappé himself has openly expressed his intention to depart PSG on a free transfer when his contract expires in June 2024. However, PSG aims to sell him this summer if he does not sign a new contract.
The printed edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport on Sunday confirms that Osimhen is PSG’s main target in the event of Mbappé’s departure. PSG had previously made a €100 million bid for the Nigerian striker, which was rejected by Napoli. The Italian club has set their asking price for Osimhen at €180 million.
If PSG manages to sell Mbappé this summer, it would significantly bolster their budget, potentially enabling them to meet Napoli’s hefty asking price. Meanwhile, Napoli remains hopeful of extending Osimhen’s contract beyond 2025 and reportedly maintains a good relationship with his agent, Roberto Calenda.
The report also suggests that if Osimhen were to leave, Napoli’s primary target to fill the void would be Lille forward Jonathan David.
PSG Targets Victor Osimhen as Potential Replacement for Kylian Mbappé
La Gazzetta dello Sport has confirmed that Victor Osimhen, the star player from Napoli, is PSG’s primary transfer target in the event of Kylian Mbappé’s departure this summer. Mbappé has publicly expressed his intention to leave PSG on a free transfer when his contract ends in June 2024, but PSG is looking to sell him this summer if he doesn’t sign a new deal with the club.
Sunday’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport has substantiated the news that Osimhen will be PSG’s main target if Mbappé decides to leave. PSG had already made a €100 million offer for the Nigerian striker, which was rejected by Napoli. The Italian club has set their asking price for Osimhen at €180 million.
If PSG is successful in selling Mbappé this summer, it would significantly boost their budget and potentially enable them to meet Napoli’s asking price for Osimhen. Meanwhile, Napoli is still hopeful of extending Osimhen’s contract beyond 2025 and is reportedly on good terms with the player’s agent, Roberto Calenda.
In the event of Osimhen’s departure, Napoli’s primary target to fill the void is reported to be Lille forward Jonathan David.
Manchester United, Chelsea, and Liverpool, prominent English Premier League clubs, have also initiated negotiations with Napoli regarding the acquisition of the Nigerian striker.
Meanwhile, reports suggest that Napoli has already begun discussions to extend Osimhen’s contract and is interested in including a substantial €200 million release clause in the new agreement.
Osimhen is currently in Nigeria after being granted an extended holiday by Napoli. This additional time off allows him to enjoy a well-deserved break before returning to pre-season training. While the rest of the Napoli squad is set to gather at their pre-season training camp in Dimaro on July 10, Osimhen has been given extra time due to his recent national team duties with Nigeria. He participated in a qualifying match against Sierra Leone for the upcoming African Cup on June 18.