Osimhen’s Lille stint
Victor Osimhen made the move to Lille last summer.
The Nigerian had previously been honing his craft in Belgium, where he would score 20 and assist four in 36 outings for RSC Charleroi.
Lille are understood to have paid Charleroi just over £10m for the striker’s services.
And since making the move to France, Osimhen has continued his fine vein of form.
In 27 Ligue 1 outings this term, Osimhen has scored 13 and assisted five.
The forward is also just 21 years of age, and looks to have a bright future ahead of him.
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Man United linked with Osimhen
Lille have Osimhen tied down until the summer of 2024.
But, as is to be expected given his form, Osimhen looks to be attracting interest from elsewhere in Europe.
As per a report from the Mirror, citing French outlet Le10sport, Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is preparing to table a bid to bring the Lille hitman to Old Trafford this summer.
The same report from the Mirror claims that landing a new centre-forward is high on Solskjaer’s list of priorities after Romelu Lukaku’s departure last summer.
Man United brought in Odion Ighalo on loan in January, and the former Watford striker has done a decent job in the cup competitions.
Solskjaer has also previously hinted at extending Ighalo’s United stint:
“We might get to the summer and think we want to extend this, who knows? As quoted by Sky Sports News.
But as well as Ighalo, OGS is said to be keen on the United loanee’s fellow countryman, Osimhen, as per the aforementioned piece from the Mirror.