Lille Coach Tips Osimhen To Leave In The Summer
Lille Coach Christophe Galtier expects Victor Osimhen to leave the club at the end of the season following his exceptional performances in the French League.
The 21-year-old Super Eagles striker joined Lille from Belgium Pro League Club, Charleroi last summer and he has taken the league by storm scoring goals aplenty.
The likes of Chelsea, Manchester United, Tottenham and Napoli have registered their interest in him.
Galtier believes the former Wolfsburg star and other players in the team will be leaving in the summer because the club does not have the power to keep them in the midst of interests from bigger clubs.
“The day I reason that we recruit players to train them for other clubs, it will not last more than 10-15 minutes with my president and Luis saying” it’s time to stop ”. People stay focused on “they buy for X, they sell for Y. The player arrives, he stays 18 months or 12 months and then he leaves” but there is not a French club that may not sell except Paris Saint-Germain.
“Everyone else is forced to sell and everyone else is like us. But they don’t assume it. I am in this project there, with young players who come from all walks of life and I find that it is very fulfilling,”Galtier stated in an interview with Canal Plus.
” I expect Gabriel, Osimhen or even Ikoné to leave? Yes, I integrated them into the team. I don’t want them to leave, but they will leave. I can’t veto a player’s departure, this is the project.”
Osimhen was voted Lille's player of the season and he was also named in the Ligue One team of the season.
He scored 18 goals and recorded six assists in all competitions for Lille before the league was brought to an abrupt end due to the outbreak of the coronavirus.