Lille has already received multiple offers for striker Victor Osimhen this summer, but it will take a fee close to the £72million (N34billion) Arsenal paid for Nicolas Pepe last summer to land him, the club owner, Gerard Lopez insisted.
The 21-year-old, who was described by club staff as the ‘Rubix’s cube’ of the side because he is so difficult to figure out on the pitch, had been the star performer for the club this season, netting 18 goals in his debut campaign in Ligue 1 after joining from Belgian Pro League side, Sporting Charleroi.
With interest from Tottenham, Liverpool and Arsenal, as well as teams in Spain and Italy, Lopez expected to be inundated with offers for his prized asset – but he would not be forced to cash in on a cut-price deal amid the coronavirus crisis.
“There are multiple offers,” he told Sportsmail. “We turned down one English and one Spanish offer this January transfer window.
“There is a wide array this summer and I wouldn’t want to give the names of the clubs, who are bidding, but what I can tell you is that there are multiple offers. There are three championships that have clubs that have bid for him.”
Osimhen joined the club for around £10m last summer and signed a five-year deal and the club was now looking at the possibility of making a huge profit 12 months on if he does leave for England, Spain or Italy.