Osimhen: I’m not leaving Lille 


Victor Osimhen

Osimhen joined Lille in 2019 and has made a huge impact scoring 18 goals from 36 matches, an effort that has not gone unnoticed by top Spanish and English clubs including Barcelona, Real Madrid, Sevilla, Liverpool FC, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur.

Osimhen, whose contract with Lille expires in the 2023/24 season said he has an agreement with Lille president Gérard Lopez to stay much longer.

“When I signed my contract, the managers made me understand that they wanted me to stay for a while,” he added.

“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.

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“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.”

However, Lille coach Christophe Galtier the club would not be able to hold on to the player if offers come and are too tempting.

“Victor said he wanted to stay here next season,” said the coach.

“He’s a sincere boy, he’s happy here. He is appreciated, adored by supporters.

“Afterwards, if in a few weeks big teams arrive with an interest in him, he will be forced to listen. It is the logic of things”.


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