Home Sports Napoli’s £130m-rated striker Victor Osimhen ‘is on PSG’s shortlist to replace Kylian Mbappe’ after the French superstar told the club he will be leaving this summer

Napoli’s £130m-rated striker Victor Osimhen ‘is on PSG’s shortlist to replace Kylian Mbappe’ after the French superstar told the club he will be leaving this summer

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Victor Osimhen is emerging as the main candidate to replace Kylian Mbappé at PSG
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PSG have reportedly identified Napoli striker Victor Osimhen as a possible replacement for Kylian Mbappe when he leaves the club this summer.

Mbappe informed the Ligue 1 champions earlier this week that he will not extend his contract beyond the end of the season, leaving Real Madrid as favorites to sign the 25-year-old.

Attention has already turned to who could fill the void left by Mbappé, and Osimhen is one of the main contenders on PSG’s shortlist, according to The Athletic.

However, a deal for Osimhen is unlikely to come cheap, with Napoli valuing the Nigerian star at around £130m.

He has been linked with a move to the Premier League, with Chelsea and Arsenal said to be monitoring his situation, but PSG could now jump the queue to secure his signature.

Victor Osimhen is emerging as the main candidate to replace Kylian Mbappé at PSG

Mbappé has informed PSG that he will leave when his contract expires this summer

Mbappé has informed PSG that he will leave when his contract expires this summer

Osimhen revealed last month that he has already made a decision on his future and is expected to leave Napoli this summer, despite having a contract with the Serie A club that runs until 2026.

He arrived at Napoli in 2020 from Lille and has been a key player for them over the last four seasons.

The 25-year-old played a starring role in last season’s title-winning campaign, scoring 26 goals in 32 appearances as Luciano Spalletti’s men claimed Napoli’s first league win in 33 years.

But this season has been bitterly disappointing for the Italian team following the departure of Spalletti last summer.

Napoli are in ninth place, 25 points behind leaders Inter Milan, and changed their coach in November when they replaced Rudi García with Walter Mazzarri.

Osimhen has looked frustrated at Napoli at times this season and could leave the club this summer.

Osimhen has looked frustrated at Napoli at times this season and could leave the club this summer.

This came after Osimhen was visibly furious with Garcia for substituting him during the 0-0 draw against Bologna in September.

Osimhen was then mocked by his own club on social media after they posted a video on TikTok of his reaction to missing a penalty in that game, with the clip also comparing him to a “coconut”.

Napoli later apologized for sharing the video and Osimhen remained at the club, but this could be his last season in Italy if PSG maintain their initial interest.

He has just returned to Italy after representing Nigeria at the African Cup of Nations, where the Super Eagles reached the final before losing to hosts Ivory Coast.



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