PSG want Victor Osimhen at Parc des Princes

By Oviri Kelvin, Sports Editor

Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) have signified interest to sign in-form Napoli striker Victor Osimhen next season during a discussion with Napoli Sporting Director, Cristiano Giuntoli, about Fabian Ruiz and Keylor Navas in France.

Osimhen’s name was said to have been mentioned by PSG coach Christophe Galtier, who in the 2019-2020 French Ligue 1 season, coached the Super Eagles’ striker before he made the big-money move to Napoli.

According to an Italian journalist, Paolo Bargiggia, who reported the development, PSG football adviser Luis Campo was in sync with Galtier on Osimhen when Giuntoli met with PSG representatives.

“During Giuntoli’s trip to Paris a few days ago, not only the names of Fabiàn Ruiz and Keylor Navas were at the centre of the discussion but talks about Victor Osimhen were also held,” Bargiggia wrote on his verified Twitter handle.

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“The Nigerian striker is highly regarded by coach Galtier and Campos, having already had [coached] him at Lille. The French club has placed him as an option for next season,” he added.

Victor Osimhen made a switch to Napoli last three seasons ago from LOSC Lille having had a spell in German Bundesliga with Wolfsburg and RSC Charleroi in Belgium First Division A.

Penultimate the season he switched allegiance to Diego Armando Maradona Stadium, the 23-year-old scored 18 goals in 38 appearances for LOSC Lille coupled with 6 assists to propel Les Dogues to a fourth-place finish.

This goal-poaching quality attracted the interest of Partenopei to spend a club-record fee of €70 million potentially rising to €80 million with add-ons, making him the most expensive African transfer to date.

Last season, Osimhen despite being ruled out of action to miss about 8 Serie A matches from late November 2021 to early January 2022, netted 14 goals in 27 appearances to complement Partenopei’s third-place finish.

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