Despite the suspension of football activities due to the outbreak of the COVID-19, Super Eagles star Victor Osimhen remains a striker in hot demand, reports Soccernet.ng.
Three clubs have lodged bids for the young Lille forward, according to a Sky Sports News broadcast as captured by TeamTalk.
The broadcaster reportedly claims that “two top Premier League clubs and a La Liga side” have made formal offers for the 20-year-old.
Osimhen has followed up his 20-goal breakthrough season at Sporting Charleroi in Belgium with another incredible debut campaign at Lille.
The 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup winner has smashed in 18 goals in all competitions for Les Dogues, as Christophe Galtier’s men hunt down a Champions League spot despite selling off star man Nicholas Pepe to Arsenal in the summer.
The clubs involved were not named, but it is an open secret that a few English clubs, including Liverpool, Chelsea, and Manchester United, have cast admiring glances at the Nigerian forward.
Jurgen Klopp was reportedly keen to add Osimhen to his fearsome attack in January while both Tottenham and Chelsea have earlier expressed interest in the youngster.
Manchester United are the latest Premier League side to join the hunt for the former Wolfsburg ace with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer impressed by his unique qualities.
La Liga giants Barcelona and Real Madrid are also known admirers of the Super Eagles forward with both of them looking to bolster their attacking options with the Lille man.
Osimhen, who joined Lille for €12 million, has seen his market value more than double due to his top performances.