Real Madrid Eyeing Victor Osimhen as Karim Benzema’s Replacement

June 16, 2023 7:57 am

Real Madrid face a daunting task this summer as they seek to find a replacement for Karim Benzema, who unexpectedly departed for Al-Ittihad. Despite being 35 years old and facing fitness struggles, Benzema’s departure leaves a void in the team after he scored an impressive 31 goals in the previous campaign.

Finding a suitable replacement for the second highest goalscorer in Real Madrid’s history is a top priority for the club. They have been linked with numerous players in their search for a new striker. Follow your favourite Premier League team with attractive betting odds from Nextbet

One player on their radar is Victor Osimhen. The Nigerian international had a remarkable season, leading Napoli to their first Serie A title since the era of Diego Maradona at the club.

Given Osimhen’s impressive performances, there is significant interest in securing his signature. He is widely regarded as one of the best strikers in world football at the moment, and it’s easy to see why. According to statistics from Transfermarkt, Osimhen scored 31 goals and provided 5 assists in 39 appearances for Napoli last season.

Real Madrid’s interest in Osimhen has sparked discussions about his future. Sky Sport reports that there will be a meeting between Osimhen’s representatives and Napoli’s Aurelio De Laurentiis. The discussion will cover the possibility of a contract renewal as well as the potential transfer fee, considering the interest from Real Madrid, PSG, and Manchester United.

At 24 years old, Osimhen is already established as one of the top strikers in the world. His youth provides him with room and time for further development, making him an enticing prospect for any club.

Securing Osimhen’s signature would be a significant achievement for any club, particularly for Real Madrid, who currently lack a first-choice striker. While other teams are also interested, Napoli is expected to demand a transfer fee exceeding €100 million for the talented forward. Get the latest updates from the La Liga only on Nextbet Sports.