Powerful Nigeria striker drops Man Utd hint but admits talks with rivals - football

Powerful Nigeria striker drops Man Utd hint but admits talks with rivals

Lille striker Victor Osimhen has admitted he wants to move to the Premier League after being strongly linked with a move to Manchester United – but has confirmed he has previously held talks with a rival.
Having arrived in Ligue 1 from Belgian sideCharleroi in the summer,Osimhenhas come to life in the French top flight having scored 13 goals in 25 games.
That record puts him fifth in the league?s scoring charts and, overall, the Nigeria international has scored 18 times in 36 outings this term, an average of a goal every two games.

Such form saw him linked with Liverpool and Tottenham in the January transfer window;the Reds had reportedly been tracking the 21-year-old extensively throughout the first half of the season. Tottenham, meanwhile, were reportedly keen as they sought cover and competition for Harry Kane, who suffered a ruptured hamstring injury. However, it has since emerged that the striker is also being courted by Manchester United and the striker is taking career advice from current Red Devils’ loanee Odion Ighalo.
Now, speaking to the Independent, Osimhen admits he wants to play in the Premier League and admits he has spoken to Ighalo about life at United.
“Of course, one day I?d like to play for a big club in England.
“I?ve spoken to Odion [Ighalo] about it. He gave me very good advice, he?s a legend and a big brother.
“My goal is to play at one of the biggest clubs in the world but now I?m very happy in Lille.
“My pr...
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