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Should Osimhen move to Real Madrid?

Afrofooty understands that Real Madrid are among the big name clubs vying for the signature of Super Eagles superstar striker Victor Osimhen.

It’s all speculation at this stage however, if we do eventually get to the stage where representatives from Real Madrid approach Lille and representatives of Osimhen with a €40 million offer for Osimhen, what should they do? The headline of ‘Osimhen Rejects a 40 Million Euros Move To Real Madrid’ will be greeted with mixed reactions all over the global football community. It is a dicey one. For one, Osimhen is currently assured of regular playing time where he is. This will help hone his skills as a striker and will invariably contribute to his continued invitations to the national team and overall development.

The Lille man is currently independently valued at €30 million. Real Madrid are reportedly prepared to top that by €10 million which will make him overtake the likes of Alex Iwobi as one of Nigeria’s highest earners in Europe. Based on what he has shown in Belgium and France, there is nothing to suggest that Osimhen does not have what it takes to thrive in a mammoth club like Real Madrid. However, Super Eagles fans are always keen to point me in the direction of Serbian star striker Luka Jovic. The 22 year old is seen as world class striker by many pundits.

After having 2 bumper seasons with Eintracht Frankfurt where he scored 25 goals in 54 matches (1 goal per 2 games) he moved to Real Madrid in 2019 where he has struggled for game time. Though he has manage 15 games (and 2 goals) out of a possible 27, 8 of them were less than 10 minutes cameos. And he is regarded as a supremely talented centre forward. That is a fate most Super Eagles fans would want Osimhen to socially and professionally distant himself from like a virus. The Under 17 World Cup winner has shown capacity for far too much only to languish in the benches of Real Madrid which would undoubtedly harm his Super Eagles career moreso as quality options are being unearth by the day. However, nobody can say for certain that Osimhen will suffer the same fate as Luka Jovic. He might just take to Spanish football like duck to water so much so that he establishes himself as the first choice striker. But, that is unlikely. Real Madrid still has many talents waiting to be given the opportunity to showcase their skills. The best Osimhen can wish for is to be part of a rotation of striking options. And even that is not guaranteed owing to the cut-throat nature of the competition for places at the Bernabau. Whatever happens, Osimhen is still showing all the hallmarks of going on to be a high quality centre forward in the world game. The choices he makes will either speed up or slow down the inevitable. If he is not averse to taking risks, then Osimhen should take the offer to go to Real Madrid and then push himself to prove those who doubted the wisdom behind the move wrong.

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