Napoli's forward Victor Osimhen jubilates with his teammates after scoring the equalizer during the Italian Serie A soccer match SSC Napoli vs ACF Fiorentina at ' Diego Armando Maradona' stadium in Naples, Italy, 08 October 2023. EPA/CIRO FUSCO
Thursday Nov 30, 2023. 15:00
Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola believes Victor Osimhen and Erling Haaland would be a better signing for Real Madrid instead of Kylian Mbappé.
The Spanish football powerhouse has been linked with all three forwards who are widely considered the best in European club football at the moment.
Last season, Osimhen inspired SSC Napoli to the Italian Serie A title, while Haaland was very influential as Manchester City clinched the treble and Mbappe propelled PSG to the French Ligue 1 title.
Mbappe has been tipped to leave PSG for Madrid next year on a free transfer as his current deal with the French champions will expire in June 2024.
“Mbappe is slightly different from Haaland, and I don’t think Manchester City will let Haaland leave easily. I might choose Mbappe, given his talent and personality,
“He is the right fit, but he is more of a winger than a striker, so, in my opinion, Haaland or Osimhen would be better as they are classic centre forwards,” he added.
“Every coach has his own vision.”
Osimhen has also been linked with Saudi Pro giants Al-Hilal Saudi. The 24-year-old’s current deal with Napoli will expire in 2025.