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Italian journalist Diego De Luca has claimed that Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur have made an offer for Victor Osimhen of Lille, as reported by Area Napoli.

The Radio Kiss Kiss journalist has stated that both Liverpool and Tottenham have offered €70 million (£62.56 million) as transfer fee for the 21-year-old forward, adding that it will be tough for Napoli to sign the youngster.

Le10 Sport recently claimed that Liverpool are in talks with representatives of the Nigeria international (click here to read more), while Soccer Link has reported that Lille have offered the youngster among three players to Spurs (click here to read more).

Under normal circumstances, an offer of €70 million (£62.56 million) for a player from Liverpool or Tottenham would not be too surprising, but given the current economic uncertainty caused by the global health crisis, the reported amount does appear quite big.




According to WhoScored, Osimhen made 25 starts and two substitute appearances in Ligue 1 for Lille this season, scoring 13 goals and providing four assists in the process.

The forward also scored two goals in five Champions League matches for the French outfit this campaign, according to WhoScored.

Huge praise

Odion Ighalo, currently on loan at Manchester United from Shanghai Greenland Shenhua, played with Osimhen for the Nigeria national football team, and he rates the 21-year-old forward highly.

Ighalo said about Osimhen on Elegbete TV last month, as transcribed by The London Evening Standard: “He’s the future of Nigerian football. He’s the future, he’s going to do so well in football.

“I always advise him to keep calm, keep working hard and the guy is going to be a celebrity, you know.”

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