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Victor Osimhen Back On Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) Transfer Plans

French giants Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) have reportedly reignited their interest in Nigeria international Victor Osimhen.

Les Parisiens were months back hotly linked with the 25-year-old and were at the time the only club willing to meet his release clause of €130 million (£110 million). They deemed him the perfect replacement for Kylian Mbappe, who has since joined Real Madrid.

Later, the French champions’ interest in the Napoli forward dwindled, and Osimhen was linked with a move to the English Premier League, with Chelsea, Arsenal, and Manchester United as possible destinations.

However, according to Corriere dello Sport, as reported by Calcio Napoli24, PSG are back in the race for Osimhen’s signature.

According to the report, PSG manager Luis Enrique is not pleased with the performances of the forwards at his disposal, Randal Kolo Muani and Gonçalo Ramos, and wants the Nigerian added to his roster.

The duo have flattered to deceive since their arrival in Paris, scoring six and 11 goals respectively for the club in all competitions last term.

Although Osimhen’s performance in the 2023/24 season was not as stellar as in the previous season due to a hamstring injury and his participation in the 2024 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) with Nigeria, he still managed to score 17 goals and provide four assists in 32 appearances.

Osimhen made his mark at Lille SC in France, scoring 18 goals in his debut season before securing a record-breaking transfer to Napoli in 2020.

The move, initially valued at €70 million and potentially rising to €80 million with add-ons, marked a significant step in his career.

The speculation surrounding Osimhen’s future has intensified due to his relationship with Luis Campos, who facilitated his move to Lille from a Belgian club in 2020 and now serves as a football advisor at PSG.

PSG and Napoli have a history of significant transfers, with Les Parisiens acquiring players like Edinson Cavani and Ezequiel Lavezzi from the Italian side.