Lille Metropole of France striker, Victor Osimhen has admitted he would love to stay much longer at the French Ligue 1 club, because he pointed out that they have incredible facilities that should excite any player and he is already used to the atmosphere round the team, megasportsarena.com reports.
Speaking against the backdrop of fresh reports that Barcelona and Real Madrid of Spain are now at the head of the queue for his signature this summer, Osimhen said he wants to remain loyal to Lille for putting his career on the right footing, but admits he could move for big money.
While taking a cue for them words of Lille’s president, Gérard Lopez,. Who said last wek that the club will do everything to keep the former VfL Wolfsburg of Germany and Sporting Charleroi of Belgium star, Osimhen stressed that he would like to remain at the Ligue 1 side into next season.
Incidentally, his contract with Lille runs till June 2024 season and the in-form youngster, who is valued in the region of 30 million euros by transfer market experts, says he is not thinking of a move away from the club he joined from Charleroi in August 2019.
Having flourished within the short period of his stay in France, scoring 18 goals across 36 games in all tournaments, Osimhen has also caught the eye of Sevilla of Spain as well as Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool and Chelsea of England, but Osimhen insists he is not thinking much about it.
Osimhen told Foot Mercato: “I saw a lot of people alerting me on social media and I am really happy with it, but I would like to go even further and score more goals for my team. I would love to stay in Lille but you never know what can happen. I owe a lot to this club, and I will go where the leaders want.
“When I signed my contract, the managers made me understand that they wanted me to stay for a while. Personally, I love life here, people are nice. The club facilities are incredible. Lille is a big club in France and of course I want to stay.
“Gérard Lopez is the boss so as I said, if he wants me to stay I will. But if it was up to me, of course I would stay. Thank you to the coach and thank you to the club especially for giving me the opportunity to be able to do what I am doing today.”