Lille Metropole of France striker, Victor Osimhen has gained additional transfer attention from Real Madrid of Spain, with the possibility of him making the move to Los Blancos this summer, but the development has left official at the youngster’s club fuming with rage, megasportsarena.com reports.
So soon after similar reports emerged about interest in Osimhen from the quartet of Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur in England, Real are now said to have joined their Spanish La Liga rivals, Barcelona in the hunt for the Super Eagles’ rookies’ signature.
This is a massive leap forward for the Chile 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup highest goals scorer, who could not get into the first team of VfL Wolfsburg of Germany, in four years with the club, before moving on to loan at Sporting Charleroi of Belgium last season.
After Charleroi signed him fully from The Wolves, they soon after sold him to Lille last summer, and the Osimhen fairy tale exploded into reality, with a new angle added to his surge into global limelight.
Such it is that Spanish newspaper, Marca reported that the Madrid-based side have their sight on Osimhen, with high hope of sealing a move for him in the next six months, even as they are also looking at two other Lille players, Boubakary Soumare and Gabriel.
Madrid’s interest cannot be said to be misplaced, not with Osimhen having established himself in Lille team since his arrival from Belgium in July, with 10 goals and three assists so far in 18 Ligue 1 games this season.
However, Lille’s coach, Christophe Galtier feigned ignorance of the development and stated ahead of their Coupe de France fixture with Raon l’Etape that he only concentrates on matters affecting the team on the pitch, while the president takes charge of transfer issues.
Galtier retorted: “Marca’s front page? I don’t know if they talked about it in the locker room. I didn’t talk about it with my president or with Luis Campos. That doesn’t interest me. I’m focused on the competition. The transfer window will end on the 31st. I’ll see what will happen.”