Osimhen on Madrid radar

Nigerian striker, Victor Osimhen, is on the radar of Spanish giants, Real Madrid, according to reports in Italy, APROKOVIBES Sports Extra reports.

Real Madrid are looking to the Serie A for their next striker and the Napoli man is of interest to the Champions League holders.

The 23-year-old arrived at Napoli after a club-record €70m transfer from Lille in 2020 and quickly adapted to life in Italy.

Leao, who is of the same age and is also on Madrid’s radar, was Osimhen’s teammate at Lille back in 2019 before being priced away to Milan. He was spectacular last campaign, helping Milan to their first Serie A title since the 2010-11 season, scoring a career-high 11 league goals, and has hit form this term, too.

According to Calciomercato, the only thing standing between Madrid and the deal to take away one of Serie A’s leading attackers to Spain is the contract of 31-year-old winger Eden Hazard.

Forbes reports Hazard is making approximately €500,000 per week, and if Madrid can find a replacement for him in January, or at the end of the season, their financial flexibility will vastly improve.

Come January, Leao will have 18 months remaining on his contract, and with numerous reports that negotiations for an extension have made little progress, Milan will eventually have to entertain the likelihood of a sale.

Osimhen has an extra year on top of that, tying him to Napoli until 2025 and giving the club plenty of leverage in any potential sale.

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