Liverpool have reportedly opened transfer talks with Super Eagles striker’s representatives, Victor Osimhen over a summer move to Anfield.
The Lille forward who is also a target for Chelsea, Manchester United and Leicester City was having an outstanding debut season in Ligue 1 before the coronavirus pandemic brought football to a standstill.
According to French news outlet, Le 10 Sport, Liverpool is now the favourite having already established contact with Osimhen’s camp.
The report suggests Liverpool are working to offer Osimhen a lucrative contract and guarantees for playing time.
With the new development, Chelsea, Man Utd, and other top clubs will battle it out for the 21-year old’s signature, with Lille demanding in excess of £60million.
The Athletic NG understands that Lille president Gerard Lopez has already revealed that he has received offers for the attacker who has scored 13 league goals for Lille this season.
Earlier this month, Osimhen revealed his ambitions to ‘play for a big club in England’ and thanked fellow countryman Odion Ighalo for the advice he’s given him at the start of his career.
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“Of course, one day I’d like to play for a big club in England,” he told The Independent.
“I’ve spoken to Odion about it. He gave me very good advice, he’s a legend and a big brother.
“My goal is to play at one of the biggest clubs in the world but now I’m very happy in Lille. ‘My priority is to play a lot of games. Signing for a big club and being on the bench is not exciting for me.”
Only Kylian Mbappe, Neymar Jr, Moussa Dembele, and Wissam Ben Yedder have scored more goals than the promising 21-year-old in the French top flight this term.
Osimhen joined Lille from Sporting Charleroi for a fee of €12m.
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