Real Madrid’s head coach, Carlo Ancelotti, has cleared the air on rumour of Real Madrid to sign Super Eagles and Napoli’s striker, Victor Osimhen.
Carlo Ancelotti has said there was no iota of truth on the news, he stated clearly that Osimhen was never considered by the club.
Ancelotti has played down suggestions that Los Blancos were interested in signing Super Eagles and Napoli star Victor Osimhen.
Osimhen’s future was the subject of debate throughout the summer, with Europe’s top clubs reportedly interested in his services.
Top clubs across the Europe like Manchester United, Bayern Munich, Newcastle and Paris Saint-Germain and so on were all linked with a move for the Super Eagle striker.
Al-Hilal of the Saudi Arabia Pro League club also made a huge offer of about €150m, with €1m weekly wages for the player.
Real Madrid were also linked Osimhen with the plan to replace Karim Benzema, who joined Saudi Pro League side Al-Ittihad this summer.
However, Ancelotti has now denied the rumours, saying the even though he is one of the best strikers in the world right now, Real Madrid never considered signing Osimhen.
The Italian claimed Los Blancos were never going to sign Osimhen after they signed Jude Bellingham from Borussia Dortmund.
“Osimhen is one of the strongest strikers in Europe, but honestly we never thought about it. We decided to replace Benzema in another way with the arrival of Bellingham,” Ancelotti said as per Napoli Magazine.