FC Barcelona’s Nigerian Striker Targets
FC Barcelona’s reported interest in Nigerian strikers, Victor Osimhen from Napoli and Victor Boniface from Bayer Leverkusen, highlighted as they prepare for the next summer transfer window.
Preparing for Life Without Lewandowski
The Spanish giants are making plans for the possibility of losing their top striker, Robert Lewandowski, who may decide to step away from elite European football in the near future.
Despite having a contract with Barcelona until June 30, 2026, with a one-year extension option, Lewandowski, who played a crucial role in their La Liga title win last season, is contemplating a move to the Saudi Pro League or MLS next summer.
Candidates to Replace Lewandowski
In preparation for this scenario, Barcelona has identified a list of possible Lewandowski replacements, which includes Anthony Martial, Artem Dovbyk, Mehdi Taremi, Moise Kean, Evan Ferguson, Santiago Giménez, Serhou Guirassy, Ollie Watkins, and Jonathan David, according to Diario Sport.
Victor Osimhen: A Premium Option
Barcelona has a high regard for Victor Osimhen, but securing the 24-year-old’s services from Napoli would require meeting the Italian club’s £120 million asking price.
Osimhen gained recognition as one of Europe’s most exciting strikers last season, contributing 26 goals in 32 league games to help Napoli secure their first Serie A title since 1990.
His impressive form continues this season with six goals in ten games.
Victor Boniface’s Remarkable Debut Season
Another Nigerian striker on Barcelona’s radar is 22-year-old Victor Boniface, who has enjoyed a remarkable debut season in the Bundesliga with Bayer Leverkusen.
He has scored seven goals and provided three assists in just nine Bundesliga games this season, and Leverkusen has won eight of these matches.
A Potential Bargain for Barcelona
Despite his impressive performances, Victor Boniface could be available for as low as €40 million next summer.
This represents a potentially favorable deal for FC Barcelona.
In conclusion, FC Barcelona has shown interest in Nigerian strikers, Victor Osimhen and Victor Boniface, as part of their preparations for the next summer transfer window.
It outlines the potential candidates to replace Robert Lewandowski and emphasizes the profiles and potential costs of these players.