French club Lille has said Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen may leave the club next season following his brilliant performance for the club.
Lille Sporting Director Luis Campos speaking to RMC Sport said it will be difficult to keep the Nigerian striker.
Osimhen who joined Lille from Sporting Charleroi in August 2019 for a fee in the region of twelve million euros was voted as Lille and French Ligue 1 best player for September.
He was voted Lille’s and French Ligue 1 best player for the month of September beating Monaco’s Islam Slimani and Nantes defender Nicolas Pallois, after scoring two goals and providing two others last month.
The former Sporting Charleroi star got 45% of the votes with Monaco’s Islam Slimani having (37%) and Nantes’ Nicolas Pallois bagging (18%).
While reacting to the development, the Nigerian striker and a winner of the U-17 World Cup in 2015, thanked his family, teammates and fans as well for the gong.
He took to his Instagram page to also acknowledge God as the greatest, expressing his desire to do more.
The player has scored eight goals in all competitions since joining the French side and he has been linked with a move to Spanish giants Barcelona, English sides Manchester United and Newcastle United.
Speaking further, Campos said: ”When you are a club like Lille, it is difficult to keep hold of a striker who scores goals… we’ll be under assault… if he continues like this.
”It is normal, in the way football currently is… Like all the players who have arrived at Lille in this project, the idea is to continue to help them to improve, for them to help the club and the team to improve in turn.”
Osimhen was part of the Nigerian side that claimed the bronze medal at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt.
Also, the striker featured for the Eagles as they were held to draws by Ukraine and five-time World Cup winners Brazil in recent friendly clashes.