Lille Manager Christophe Galtier has confirmed that Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen is on his way out of the club and will be replaced soon.
Osimhen who has been a transfer target for several clubs is said to be firmly on the radar of Serie A side SSC Napoli.
The 21 year-old Striker joined Lille last summer and scored 13 league goals in 27 appearances in his debut season.
Per football-italia Galtier confirmed he had “known for a long time” that the Club’s top goalscorer from last season would leave.
“Regarding Victor and Gabriel, yes, I’ve known for a long time that they’re leaving,” he said at a press conference.
“They’re working hard with us in the meantime. We’re working on the players who are currently here and those likely to replace [Victor and Gabriel].
“Of course, the club is working to replace him.”
A deal for Gabriel looks likelier at this stage, with the French side said to have already accepted an offer of €22m plus bonuses from the Partenopei.
On the other hand, they seem to want far more for top goalscorer Osimhen, FI wrote.