See Victor Osimhen’s Latest Comments After Snubbing Arsenal Move

See Victor Osimhen’s Latest Comments After Snubbing Arsenal Move

Lille striker Victor Osimhen has been linked with a host of big clubs after bagging 17 goals in 35 games to put scouts around Europe on red-alert.

Manchester United have been strongly linked with the Super Eagles star by reports in France with Liverpool, Barcelona, Arsenal and Tottenham amongst a growing list of reported admirers.

The 21-year-old has had a big move before, leaving the Ultimate Strikers Academy in Nigeria for Bundesliga side Wolfsburg amid a host of interest in 2017.

The then-teenager rejected the Gunners in the £3million move, explaining his desire to play first-team football upon completing his transfer.

Following the move, he said: “There were many clubs that were interested in me.

“But my choice was Wolfsburg because I think that my development opportunities are highest here.

“If I had gone to Arsenal, for example, I might not have found the route to the first team so quickly.”

Since taking the plunge to Lille last summer he has impressed, giving him another opportunity at a major move with big clubs again sniffing around.

It remains to be seen whether he will have changed his approach and may now feel ready to battle for first-team football immediately at a top club.

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But Lille are unwilling to sell, with Le10 Sport claiming they have placed a huge €100million asking price on Osimhen’s head to keep hold of their prized asset.

This article was most recently revised and updated 4 years ago

Efe Bridget is a writer at GoalBall. She is a graduate of Mass Communication with 12 years of experience working with reputable publications.