Barcelona Eye Victor Osimhen As Suarez’s Replacement

Osimhen Suarez’s Replacement

The rising profile of Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen has caught the eye of Barcelona who consider him as a long term replacement for their talismanic forward Luis Suarez.

Spanish sports newspaper, AS reports that Osimhem top the list of youngsters that have been scouted as ideal replacements for the Uruguayan striker.

The former Wolfsburg forward has set Europe on fire after netting seven league goals for Lille in his debut season in the French Championnat.

The striker also scored his first UEFA Champions League goal against Chelsea last month.

Osimhen has also solidified his place in the Nigerian team after great showing against Ukraine and Brazil.

Other players on the shopping list of Barcelona are Lautaro Martinez (Inter Milan), Donyell Malen (PSV) and Rafael Leao (AC Milan).

Lille sports director Campos has already hinted that Osimhen, who has a contract with the club till 2024 is poised for “a big move” soon.

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Osimhen has previously been linked with a transfer to AC Milan before he finally joined Lille from Belgian club Sporting Charleroi.

This article was most recently revised and updated 3 years ago

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