According to a new transfer ‘exclusive’ from the Chronicle, Newcastle are scouting Lille striker Victor Osimhen – and they’ve been left impressed.
Back to Osimhen, the Nigerian international has been one of the star performers in France so far this season.
The 6t 1′ forward has bagged 7 goals and 2 assists in 10 Ligue appearances this term, also scoring against Chelsea in the Champions League earlier this month.
That said, he is just 20, with him only recently completing a £10.8m move to Lille from RSC Charleroi – the Belgian side he bagged 20 goals for last season.
A central midfield and winger may be needed to give us increased options going forward, but I have my doubts about a move for yet another young striker who would be under pressure to deliver in a totally new league.
Nevertheless, here’s a look at Osimhen in action for Lille this season: