Victor Osimhen

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has provided an update on the club’s decision not to sign Victor Osimhen from Napoli last season.

Los Blancos were among the clubs linked with Osimhen, who enjoyed a stellar campaign with Napoli in the 2022/23 season.

The Nigeria international registered 26 goals in 32 league appearances for the Partenopei during the title winning campaign.

The 25-year-old was last summer seen as a direct replacement for Karim Benzema, who left for Saudi club, Al Ittihad.

The Italian  told Radio Serie A: “No (we didn’t sign Osimhen) because I think the club thought that Benzema’s absence could be remedied by purchasing (Jude) Bellingham.”

The forward scored 15 goals in 25 league appearances for Napoli last season.

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