Lille Metropole of France striker, Victor Osimhen appears keeping true to his words in making himself available for this weekend’s Ligue 1 clash with Olympique Marseille, as the Super Eagles’ youngster has returned to full training with his teammates, megasportsarena.com reports.
This was disclose by Lille’s gaffer, Christophe Galtier, who admitted he was really excited seeing Osimhen take a graduated yet fast process through rehabilitation, after bowing out to injury last weekend, and hinted that the lad could be ready to play, once he joined full training on Friday.
Galtier’s declaration, therefore, means Osimhen is in contention to face Marseille on Saturday, in spite of him having injured his left adductor in last weekend’s match against Girondins-Bordeaux, when he had to be substituted in the 58th minute.
It is good news for Lille’s fans, as Osimhen has eight goals in 14 games across all competitions for the club, during only the first few weeks of his debut season with the club, with whose first team players he bounced back in midweek, as they started preparations for the trip to Marseille.
The Great Danes will not be banking on Osimhen’s magic at Stade Velodrome, despite his early exit last time out, due to obvious discomfort in their 3-0 trouncing of Bordeaux at Stade Pierre-Mauroy, where he got a single shot off target and his performance was affected by a previous muscular problem, which he defied in order to play against Samuel Kalu and Josh Maja’s side.
Since then, he started running on his own in midweek then joined the team in training fully on Thursday, thereby leaving optimism high that he could be available for selection against Andre Villas-Boas’ Les Phoceens, once he scales a late fitness test on Friday.
Galtier disclosed: ”Victor is operational, though we managed throughout the week. He prepared himself individually, and has been running all week. Today it was collective. Tomorrow he will do the whole session.”