OSIMHEN COMPLETES LILLE MOVE
Super Eagles forward Victor Osimhen has completed his move to Lille and has signed a five-year deal with the French Ligue 1 side.
Osimhen has been a subject of transfer in the past few weeks but his move has finally been confirmed by Les Douges with the deal believed to worth about €12 million from Belgian side RSC Charleroi. He will wear n.7 at his new club.
Lille’s Director-General Marc Ingla spoke about the 20-year-old’s move to Stade Pierre Mauroy for the next five seasons.
“We welcome Victor Osimhen today with a lot of excitement. He is a player with great potential who has already demonstrated his value and his ability to establish himself as a good scorer in a nearby league, in Belgium, which can also facilitate his integration.
“Victor is a fast forward player with a very vertical game, great physical abilities and a real intuition in front of the goal. It will be our job and especially that of the technical staff to help maintain this progress,” Ingla concluded.
The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Bronze medalist also spoke to the club’s website about his switch to the French side.
“LOSC is a very good club that leads a quality project and includes high-class players, even more in recent years. I am very happy to be here and to join this great club LOSC. I am still young, I am learning and I think that this project suits me perfectly to continue to progress,” Osimhen said
2015 U-17 World Cup Golden boot winner scored 20 goals in all competitions during his breakthrough season last term at RSC Charleroi and will look to continue his development in one of Europe’s biggest leagues.