Victor Osimhen: Lille boss Cristophe Galtier says Eagles star is yet to return

Victor Osimhen: Lille boss Cristophe Galtier says Eagles star is yet to return

- Victor Osimhen lost his father earlier in June and the player returned home for the burial

- French Ligue 1 club Lille offered the 21-year-old their private jet to return to Nigeria

- Osimhen who has since buried his late dad is now stranded in Nigeria due to lockdown

Manager of Lille football club of France Cristophe Galtier has disclosed that Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen who returned to Nigeria to bury his late father is stuck back home.

Nigeria international Victor Osimhen took to his official Instagram handle to confirm the death of his father saying he had no word to describe how he felt.

Victor's father played an important role in his football career as he helped him on his way to the zenith of his career.

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The NFF confirmed that the player returned to Nigeria via the official private jet of Lille of France.

And since his arrival in Lagos, the super striker and his family made good plans on their father's burial who was interred at the Omega memorial garden in Ojodu.

Victor Osimhen: Lille boss Cristophe Galtier says Eagles star is yet to return

Victor Osimhen stranded in Nigeria. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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However he was expected to return to France to join his team-mates on Friday, June 26 but there were no flights due to the lockdown and the player remains stranded in Nigeria

"No, he did not come back from Nigeria. He was supposed to arrive today but he was blocked by the health crisis because the borders are closed,” Galtier told a news conference on Friday.

The manager has however disclosed that club will sell the 21-year-old this summer by every means possible.

This latest development will be a cheering one for Arsenal, Tottenham, Napoli and even Manchester United who have all been tracking the striker.

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Lille are known as one of the clubs in Europe that give youngsters the opportunity to exhibit their talents and then sell them at bigger money.

An example is how they bought Nicolas Pepe, gave him the chance to flourish before selling him to Arsenal in what was a big deal.

The club's chiefs then stormed the transfer market to buy Super Eagles' Victor Osimhen who has been doing well for the side since he joined.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Nigerian winger Samuel Kalu is now on the verge of leaving French Ligue 1 side Bordeaux after being reportedly linked with move to the German Bundesliga this summer.

Since he joined Bordeaux where he has been playing for the past two years, Samuel Kalu has been struggling with form as the Nigeria has only been able to score one goal.

Samuel Kalu initially signed a five-year deal with the French giant, but according to the report on Complete Sports, they are ready to allow him leave this summer.

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