Victor Osimhen: French club Lille place £72m price tag on Nigerian striker

Victor Osimhen: French club Lille place £72m price tag on Nigerian striker

- Victor Osimhen has been in fine form with French club Lille

- The Nigerian striker has been linked with top clubs including Manchester United and Arsenal

- Lille have priced the 21-year-old at £72m (€80m)

Victor Osimhen’s impressive season has attracted top clubs including Premier League sides Manchester United and Arsenal, but his Ligue 1 club Lille are looking to make good cash from his move.

The Nigerian is getting a lot of attention as Serie A side Napoli are also lurking around in a bid to earn the 21-year-old’s signature.

He grabbed 18 goals for the Ligue 1 outfit at the just concluded season as mass exodus looms at the club with reports that Mike Maignan, Boubakary Soumare and Gabriel Magalhaes all linked with a move away from the club.

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But manager Christophe Galtier is not prepared to let his stars go on the cheap and has slapped a huge asking price on Osimhen.

According to Football Italia, Lille have priced the 21-year-old at £72m (€80m).

That is a massive mark-up from the €12m they paid Charleroi last summer for the forward's services.

Osimhen was signed to replace Nicolas Pepe, who left for Arsenal in the transfer window.

However, Legit.ng earlier reported that Victor Osimhen will not join Serie A giants Napoli in the summer due to high racial discrimination in Italy, reports claim.

According to reports, the Super Eagles striker was racially abused in during his spell with Bundesliga side Wolfsburg.

Omasports claim the 21-year-old is bothered about the hostile nature he would face if he joins the top Italian club, despite their keen interest.

The 21-year-old is a subject of interest from Napoli who are determined to sign him from Ligue 1 club Lille this summer.

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Victor Osimhen: French club Lille place £72m price tag on Nigerian striker

Victor Osimhen in action for Lille. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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Osimhen had to endure difficult times at the Volkswagen Arena, making just 12 league appearances during his two-year spell with Wolfsburg.

It is understood the Lille star struggled with injury problems and loneliness while in Germany and does not want to experience the same in Italy.

The likes of Blaise Matuidi of Juventus and Kalidou Koulibaly have suffered racial abuses from fans this season and Osimhen does not want to be at the receiving end.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Super Eagles trio of Victor Osimhen, Paul Onuachu and Imoh Ezekiel have reportedly been freed at Lagos isolation center after spending 14 days.

Authorities in Nigeria made an order for people who are entering the country to first isolate themselves for 14 days before they can go to their various destinations.

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