French champions Paris Saint-Germain have set their sights on Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen, aiming to forge a formidable partnership alongside Kylian Mbappé in a bid to sway the World Cup winner into staying at the Parc des Princes.
While previous rumours hinted that PSG eyed Osimhen as a potential replacement for the Real Madrid-linked Mbappé, SPORT.es reports that PSG’s objective is not to replace the young Frenchman but rather to enlist Osimhen’s support in persuading him to sign a fresh contract.
Mbappé had recently declared his intention to fulfill the remaining year of his PSG contract while forgoing the optional season and declining to renew. This announcement sent shockwaves through the transfer market, as it meant PSG had to consider selling him to avoid losing him on a free transfer next summer.
This scenario placed the French international back on the radar of Real Madrid who last summer offered €200m for his transfer before the footballer backed down and accepted the renewal presented to him by PSG.
The potential arrival of Osimhen would align with PSG’s roadmap toward conquering Europe’s most prestigious club football title.