Victor Osimhen: Barcelona rule out January move for Lille star

Victor Osimhen: Barcelona rule out January move for Lille star

- Victor Osimhen has been ruled out of a potential move to Barcelona

- The Nigerian international has been linked with top European powerhouses including Tottenham and Chelsea

- Due to Barcelona's new transfer policy, Osimhen's dream of LaLiga switch may not happen any time soon

Victor Osimhen has reportedly been ruled out of Barcelona transfer target for January and next summer, ending the speculations linking him with Spain move.

The Nigerian international has been consistently linked with top European powerhouses including Tottenham, Chelsea and Liverpool.

The sensational forward joined the French giants from Belgian top side RSC Mouscron for a fee worth of €15 million and became an influential figure in his debut season

With remarkable 12 goals and two assists in 17 appearances across all competitions for Christophe Galtier's side, the 20-year-old striker is the joint-third top scorer in Ligue 1 this season, opening speculation of his move from the French League.

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But according to Marca, the Super Eagles forward may not be be considered in Barcelona's transfer option due to the club's new transfer policy.

Osimhen was earlier tabled by Barcelona as a replacement for ageing Luiz Suarez late this year but his chance of sealing a transfer switch to Spain has become slim.

The Spanish giants signed Antonio Griezmann from Atletico Madrid and Frenkie de Jong from Ajax last summer in a deal worth €200m.

And there is no possibility of signing Osimhen any time soon, opening door for Jose Mourinho who is a leading figure in the race for the young sensational star.

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Meanwhile, had reported that Victor Osimhen scored the 12th goal of his debut season for Lille in their 3-0 victory over Monaco in their French Cup game round of 16 encounter.

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The 20-year-old put the Great Danes in front just 19 minutes into the game with a cool finish from close range as the hosts' goalkeeper Danijel Subasic was left with no option of saving the ball.

He was however taken off the pitch in the 23rd minute after complaining of chest pain with former Chelsea forward Loic Remy taking his place.

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