Osimhen :Lille Chief confirms Spanish, English Clubs bids


Lille owner Gerard Lopez has confirmed that the club have received offers from unnamed English and Spanish clubs for Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen.

The future of the Super Eagles number nine has been the subject of speculation in recent weeks following an outstanding debut season in France that saw his score 18 goals in all competitions.

Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea, Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool have been mentioned as possible destinations; Barcelona, Real Madrid and Sevilla are the Spanish clubs credited with an interest, while Napoli, Inter Milan and AC Milan are among Osimhen’s Italian suitors.

“There are multiple offers. We turned down one English and one Spanish offer this January transfer window,” Lopez told the Daily Mail UK.

“There is a wide array [this summer] and I wouldn’t want to give the names of the clubs who are bidding but what I can tell you is that there are multiple [offers].

“There are three championships that have clubs that have bid for him.”

Though Lopez has repeatedly stated that Osimhen is not for sale, it is believed that he would be willing to part company with his top scorer if an astronomical offer is made, similar to the fee they received from Arsenal for Nicolas Pepe last summer.

Lopez added : “I am not being a sales guy because last year people didn’t believe that we had the offers we had with [Nicolas] Pepe and it turns out we had multiple of them,‘ he said.

“Let me tell you with Osimhen, it is the same thing, whatever number you heard, the high number I have read is very much on the money of the offers that we have received. That’s where we are”.

Osimhen has four years remaining on his contract with Lille, whom he joined from Sporting Charleroi in August 2019.