The Super Eagles star wears the iconic No 7 jersey at Lille, and it has not weighed him down following a bright start to his Ligue 1 career. Osimhen revealed he received a message from the former owner of the jersey Rafael Leao.
The Portugal star wore the No 7 jersey at Lille before moving to Italian giants in the summer. With the number vacant, Osimhen decided to take over.
Osimhen revealed he decided to pick the number because of Leao’s talents and he also had a lot of success while wearing the jersey.
“For me when they first presented the numbers that they had, I went for the seven because the player is a very good one, and he had a lot of luck, and a lot of talents also, so they asked me why I chose it, I said this is what my mind chose.”
He also revealed he sought divine guidance after picking the number by presenting it to God.
“So when I picked the number, I presented it to God because he’s the alpha and omega, I presented it to him, and of course you can see everything is going well, and after my debut, Rafael Leao messaged him on Instagram, and we had a little chat about everything, about the club also, Osimhen added.
The No 7 jersey has brought luck for Osimhen with the Nigerian scoring 13 goals in all competitions for Lille in the shirt.