French club Lille have confirmed receiving multiple offers from different clubs for Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen.
While many had concluded that the transfer reports linking Osimhen to different clubs across Europe were mere speculations, Lille owner Gerard Lopez has stated otherwise even though he maintained sealed lips on the identity of the clubs jostling for the gangling forward.
Osimhen, who is arguably one of the hottest property in world football right now, only joined the Ligue 1 club from Sporting Charleroi prior to the 2019-20 season but it is quite remarkable he is already being linked with a big-money move elsewhere.
“There are multiple offers,” Lopez told Mail Online. “We turned down one English and one Spanish offer this January transfer window.
“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.”
Lille stand to make a considerable profit on the 21-year old Nigerian as they reportedly paid just €12million for him last year.
The other teams Osimhen has been linked with inlude Premier League trio Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham and the Lille owner insists there is an iota of truth in the endless transfer speculations around the striker
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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.”
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