Real Madrid, Barcelona Want Victor Osimhen’s Signature Next Season

Barcelona and Real Madrid, the two leading clubs in the Spanish League (La Liga) according to reports are set to do battle over Nigeria Super Eagles and Lille striker, Victor Osimhen this summer.

The two football giants are likely to strengthen ahead of the 2020-21 season, with Quique Setien and Barcelona likely to highlight more cover in attacking areas as a priority in the coming months. According to reports in French newspaper Le10 Sport, both sides have contacted the Ligue 1 club during the January transfer window about a potential move for the 21-year old.

It is speculated that advances for Osimhen who joined the French club Lille from Bundesliga side VfL Wolfsburg last summer in a €13.5m deal, were rejected by Christophe Galtier’s side in January. The Nigeria international has caught the eye for club and country so far this season, with 16 goals in 32 goals in all competitions for Lille, and four goals in seven games for the Super Eagles of Nigeria. Lille are reported to be willing to consider bids in the region of €35m for Osimhen, who still has another four and a half years to run on his contract at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy.

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