- Odion Ighalo nominates Victor Osimhen to hit it big in his footballing career
- The Lille star has been linked with top clubs in Europe including Man United
- Osimhen travel to Old Trafford to support Igahlo in a Europa League game against Club Brugge
Odion Ighalo has tipped Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen to hit it big as the Lille star has been continued to be linked with Man United and other top European clubs.
The Lille star has been in superb form all season scoring 18 goals in all competitions in 38 appearances.
And his performances have aroused the interest of top European clubs including Ighalo's present side United.
Osimhen paid a visit to watch Ighalo play in Red Devils Europa League second leg clash against Clubbe Brugge at Old Trafford in February.
"I talk to Osimhen, he’s a very nice boy, young, he’s a good guy," Ighalo said in an interview with Elegbete TV.
"We talk, not almost every day, but almost every time I advise him.
"He’s the future of Nigerian football. He’s the future, he’s going to do so well in football.
"I always advise him to keep calm, keep working hard and the guy is going to be a celebrity, you know.
"He came to watch our game against Club Brugge in Belgium because it’s closer to where he lives, he messaged me he was going to come so I gave him my jersey, and in fact he brought his own jersey for me, too.
"Osimhen is a nice boy, we’re from the same place. I love him, he’s down to earth, he’s hard-working, he has a future and he has the mentality of a winner, that’s what I love about him. He has that lion’s heart.
"I love him, I just want him to keep working hard the way he’s doing, he’s going to break so many records in Europe and Nigeria."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Odion Ighalo has stated that Juan Mata, David De Gea, and Sergio Romero are the three Man United players that helped him settle at Old Trafford.
The former Nigerian international joined the Red Devils on deadline day of the last January transfer window on a six-month loan deal from Chinese side, Shenhua.
And the 30-year-old form has been in sensational form ever since, scoring four goals in eight appearances.
His goal against LASK in the Europa League was awarded United’s March Goal-of-the-Month.
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