Nigerian star Victor Osimhen continues to draw interest across Europe with Spanish giants Real Madrid the latest club to inquire about his services.
English newspaper Daily Star reports that Madrid have shown interest in the Lille striker who is currently valued at around $30 million. However, it is understood that the French club will hold out for at least £80 million before trading the in form Nigerian.
The paper also added that English side Manchester United was also interested in the signature of the former Wolfsburg attacker.
Osimhen joined Lille in July last year from Belgium side Charleroi in a £12 million deal. He has made 27 appearances for the club notching 13 goals.
Osimhen started his career at the Ultimate Strikers Academy in Lagos, Nigeria. In January 2016, after being noticed for his performances at the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup, Osimhen committed to a pre-contract with VfL Wolfsburg, stipulating that he would officially join the club in January 2017.
On 22 August 2018, Osimhen joined Belgian club Charleroi on a season-long loan deal, having failed to score in any of his 16 appearances with Wolfsburg. A year later, Osimhen made his Ligue 1 debut for Lille OSC, scoring a brace against Nantes. The match ended 2–1 in favour of Lille.
Osimhen was named to the squad of the Nigeria under-17 team that won the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile, where Osimhen won the Golden Boot and Silver Ball awards. His performances also earned him the CAF Youth Player of the Year award in 2015. Osimhen made his senior debut for Nigeria in a 3–0 friendly win over Togo on 1 June 2017.