As the Kylian Mbappé transfer saga unfolds, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) is actively scouting Serie A for potential replacements, with Victor Osimhen and Rafael Leao emerging as top contenders. With Mbappé’s likely move to Real Madrid, PSG is gearing up to strengthen their attacking lineup, and Serie A is proving to be a fertile ground.
Reports from The Telegraph and Calciomercato suggest that Nigerian sensation Victor Osimhen is on PSG’s radar as they monitor the situation with Mbappé. Osimhen’s potential acquisition is deemed more feasible than pursuing Milan’s Rafael Leao, who swiftly dismissed recent transfer speculations.
Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis hinted at PSG’s financial capability to afford Osimhen in his comments on the Nigerian striker’s future. The €120/130 million release clause in Osimhen’s contract, coupled with his €10 million annual salary, makes him an attractive and attainable option for the French powerhouse.
While Osimhen’s potential departure adds a layer of uncertainty to Napoli’s plans, PSG sees an opportunity to bolster their striking options. The failure of their current strikers to meet expectations has heightened the need for a dynamic and prolific forward like Osimhen.
It’s worth noting that Napoli has a history of major sales to PSG, including Edinson Cavani and Ezequiel Lavezzi. Osimhen’s future may not solely hinge on the activation of the release clause, leaving room for negotiation and potential twists in the ongoing transfer drama.
As PSG navigates the intricate web of Mbappé’s departure and potential replacements, Serie A stars like Osimhen and Leao are poised to play pivotal roles in shaping the French giant’s attacking prowess in the upcoming seasons. The transfer window drama continues, and the allure of Serie A talent remains a key focus for PSG’s strategic rebuild.