Top Nigerian stikers seem to be commanding more value at performance overrides sentiment as Liverpool joined Tottenham in submitting a €70 million (N30 billion) bid for Lille striker, Victor Osimhen, according to reports.
The 21-year-old, brought in last summer to replace the Arsenal-bound Nicolas Pepe, has filled those shoes impressively with 18 goals in 38 games.
Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham have all been linked in recent months and the latter side reportedly emerged as the mystery club who submitted a £75 million bid for the attacker.
Idion Ighalo, Nigerian international, on loan from a Chinese side in Shanghai is rumoured to have voted for 400,000 pound deal till 2024 over a “prestigious” but still uncertain run with Manchester United, his childhood dream team.
Speaking to Radio Kiss Kiss, Italian journalist Diego De Luca revealed that Liverpool have now followed suit with Spurs in submitting a sizeable bid for Osimhen.
“Victor Osimhen? He is a player owned by Lille,” the journalist said. “The deal is very complicated because there are various teams on the player.
“Liverpool and Tottenham have offered 70 million for the player. In the short term, there may be some news on the renewal issue.”
Osimhen is said to have snubbed interest from the Serie A and has his heart set on a move to the Premier League or LaLiga.