The Nigeria international has just been named the best young player in European football following his performances in Italy
Former AC Milan manager Fabio Capello has suggested that Real Madrid may swoop for Napoli striker Victor Osimhen in the coming transfer window.
Osimhen’s transfer value is going over the roof, with only the wealthiest clubs in the world likely to be able to afford the Nigerian forward.
The 23-year-old recently reached a career-high €70 million following a string of exceptional performances in Europe.
With eight goals, Osimhen is the top scorer in the Italian Serie A. Last month, the Super Eagles ace became Nigeria’s all-time highest-scoring player in the Italian top flight.
A key figure in a high-flying Napoli side, Osimhen has also been named the best young player at the Global Soccer awards in Dubai.
Italian Football and AC Milan Hall of Famer Fabio Capello was at the ceremony, where he opined that Chelsea great Didier Drogba had more quality than Osimhen.
Capello also believes Milan forward Rafael Leao is classier than Osimhen.
But the 76-year-old agrees that Osimhen is a proper centre-forward, and he hints that several clubs, among which could be Real Madrid, are after the Nigerian star.
“Drogba was also awarded… The perfect example, even if he had more technique and quality. But Osimhen is young; he can improve,” Capello told Sky Sport (via TMW).
“Leao has more class, but Osimhen is a centre-forward, one who scores; he has the qualities to be a crack.
“I’ve heard rumors here in Dubai; De Laurentiis (Napoli owner, Aurelio) needs to straighten his antennas. I know several here… Real Madrid? I won’t name names, not even under torture.”
Osimhen joined Napoli in an African transfer record deal in 2020.