- Victor Osimhen could be on his way to Real Madrid
- The 23-year-old has been spectacular having scored 18 goals this season
- Manchester United are also said to be interested in the Nigerian striker
Real Madrid have intensified their chase for Nigerian youngster Victor Osimhen as the club search for a possible replacement for Luka Jovic and Gareth Bale, Complete Sports reports.
There are uncertainties about the future of Jovic and Bale and the club management now see the Nigerian as a possible replacement.
Los Blancos have now pitched their new tent in the transfer window for the lad who his present club Lille of France value at €80m.
Zinedine Zidane’s men had attempted to snap up the 23-year-old last season before Jovic arrived and then the move was quashed.
This now means Real Madrid will go head-to-head with Manchester United for the Nigerian who has netted 13 league goals and 18 goals in all competitions so far this season.
With reports that the Ligue 1 club has valued Osimhen at €80m, it is not clear if Real Madrid or Manchester United will cough out such amount for the former Wolfsburg forward.
It was gathered that Real Madrid neither will likely nor go beyond that €40m, but United could if Solskjaer’s side generate funds by selling some players.
Man United are reportedly ready to receive offers for Jesse Lingard and Andreas Pereira when the summer window opens.
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is expected to continue his overhaul of the squad at the end of the season, in a move that will see some players sold to create space for new arrivals.
Metro UK citing SunSport now reports Lingard and Periera are seen as closest to the exit door having failed to impress under Solskjaer.
Legit.ng earlier reported that the La Liga giants are in desperate need of a striker to complement Karim Benzema’s effort upfront and Erling Haaland is now their major priority in the summer transfer window, Mirror reports.
Los Blancos have a poor goal record since Cristiano Ronaldo left for Juventus despite signing Eintracht Frankfurt’s Luka Jovic for a massive £62million.
Top Spanish outlet Marca reports that Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane is also not confident playing Mariano as an alternative, with Benzema also not getting the goals as usual.
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