Lille sporting director Luis Ocampos has revealed that Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen won’t stay long at Stade Pierre Mauroy.
The 20-year-old Nigeria international has enjoyed a blistering start to his career with Les Dogues after scoring seven goals and create two assists in nine Ligue 1 appearances for the club following his arrival from Belgian outfit Sporting Charleroi in the summer.Campos who oversees the sale of Kylian Mbappe, Nicolas Pepe, James Rodriguez, Anthony Martial, Fabinho, Bernardo Silva and Benjamin Mendy for over £500m worth during his time at Monaco and Lille.The sporting director told Skysports. “If all is normal at the end of the season there will be a big move for Osimhen because he’s like a cat,” “You know, if you have a cat and give it a ball! Heʼs unbelievable. In the last 20 meters he attacks every ball. Every ball. Like a cat.”Campos has followed Osimhen since his days with the U17s, the Golden Eaglets.
“I went to Lagos to see the U17 World Championships. After one match I wanted him. But his price was very expensive for a 17-year-old. I spoke to my CEO. I called him every night saying, ‘Please give me this player, he is amazing. In two years he will be one of the best in Europe,” Campos recalled.”In the end the player went to Wolfsburg. I went to Wolfsburg just to see him play. Sometimes he only played for five minutes, sometimes only two. I was crazy for him!”Then he had a virus and had five or six months not playing and went to Charleroi in Belgium. Two months later I signed him.”So, itʼs a nice story. I lost the player but then got him back.”Super Eagles striker Osimhen will battle Algerian forward, Islam Slimani who plays for Monaco and Nantes’ Nicolas Pallois for the Ligue 1 player of the month for September after claiming Lille last player of the month for September on Sunday.Osimhen is ready to take on five-time world champions Brazil international fornsdly match in Singapore October 13 before returning to Ligue 1 encounter to take on Toulouse in an away fixture.
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