Victor Osimhen: Nigerian star makes Fifa 20 Ligue 1 team of the season

Victor Osimhen: Nigerian star makes Fifa 20 Ligue 1 team of the season

- Victor Osimhen made a huge contribution to Lille in his debut season

- The youngster scored 13 goals for the French club last season

- Fifa has rewarded him by naming the 21-year old among the top 20 Ligue 1 players

For his remarkable performance in his debut season, Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen has been rewarded with boosted stats in the video game of the Fifa 20 Ligue 1 Team of the Season.

Osimhen made a remarkable contribution in helping his side Lille finish fourth as he scored 13 goals and made 4 assists in 27 games.

The youngster joins African brothers including Monaco’s Islam Slimani, Nice right-back Youcef Atal and Reims centre-back Yunis Abdelhamid who have all been named in Fifa 20 Ligue 1 Team of the Season.

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Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, Angel Di Maria, Marco Veratti, Thiago Silva and Maquinhos are Paris Saint Germain stars who also made the list.

Lyon’s duo of Memphis Depay and Houssem Aouar were also named in the 20-man-list released by the world’s football governing body on May 30.

Also Osimhen was recently rewarded with an improved overall rating of 93 in Fifa 20.

The 21-year-old shares the highest rating of pace (99) with Mbappe while Neymar and Atal come second with a pace rating of 98.

He recently rejected a possible offer by Italian giants Napoli, indicating that he wants to feature in the Premier League.

It was further claimed that Gennaro Gattuso's side is comfortable enough to land the Nigerian youngster despite the coronavirus pandemic.

The club's president Aurelio De Laurentiis feels confident enough to compete with the Premier League side Arsenal for the youngster.

French club Lille are in desperate move to sell the striker in a bid to overturn their financial woes due to the coronavirus crisis amid reports that the Italian club are interested.

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Osimhen’s sparkling form before the season was halted due to the pandemic has attracted interest of clubs in England, where Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal and Chelsea are keen.

Meanwhile, earlier reported that Villarreal star Samuel Chukwueze could become a transfer target for Chelsea if the London club fails to sign Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho in the summer.

According to a report on Goal, Chelsea consider Chukwueze to be a much cheaper option than Sancho as he could be available for around £45million. 21-year-old Chukwueze has already emerged as a key player for Villarreal since breaking into the side during the 2018-19 season.

The Super Eagles star has 12 goals and seven assists from 68 appearances for the Spanish club.

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