Monday Mar 02, 2020. 10:30
Nigeria international Victor Osimhen says he will not leave French side Lille at the end of the current season.
The 21-year-old striker, who joined Lille from Belgium’s Sporting Charolei in July 2019, is having a great season as he has netted 18 goals in 36 games across all competitions.
Osimhen’s exploits have reportedly attracted interest from Spanish giants Barcelona, Real Madrid, Sevilla and English clubs Liverpool FC, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur.
When speaking to Radio Monte Carlo, the Lagos-born player revealed that he has an agreement with Lille president Gérard Lopez.
“When I signed my contract, the managers made me understand that they wanted me to stay for a while,” he added.
“Personally, I love life here, people are nice. The club facilities are incredible. Lille is a big club in France and of course, I want to stay.
“Gérard Lopez is the boss so as I said, if he wants me to stay I will. But if it was up to me, of course, I would stay.”
Osimhen’s contract with Lille is set to expire at the end of the 2023/24 campaign.