Italian legend backs in-form Nigerian star to sign for Real Madrid

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Real Madrid have been linked with a number of strikers, following the departure of Karim Benzema to Saudi Arabia.

The Los Blancos have already signed up Joselu from Espanyol, and the club could yet look for a permanent replacement for Benzema.

Napoli legend and ex-Italy midfielder Salvatore Bagni has claimed that he strongly believes that Victor Osimhen could end up at Real Madrid this summer.

Osimhen has been a top player for some years at Napoli, and played a key role in helping Napoli to win the Serie A last season.

“Victor Osimhen won’t return to France because he already played there,” Bagni told Tutto Napoli.

“He doesn’t go to Liverpool or Chelsea because they do not play in the Champions League.

“Of all the teams associated with him, for me, he would only go to Manchester United and Real Madrid.

“He’s not interested in the other teams.”