Liverpool have opened talks with 21 year old striker Victor Osenheim, who has been described as the future of Nigerian football.
The forward, who has also attracted interest from the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United, currently plays for Ligue 1 Lille and has been valued at £60 million – although that was before the coronavirus outbreak.
Osenheim only signed for the French club from Belgian side Charleroi last summer, but has enjoyed a highly successful first season, scoring 18 goals in 36 appearances in all competitions for them.
He is already a full Nigerian international, scoring 4 goals in nine appearances for his country, and has previously expressed a desire to play in the Premier League, whilst, at the same time, making it clear that he was not prepared to move anywhere, just to sit on the bench.
With clubs queuing up to sign him, Liverpool have decided to make a pre-emptive move by opening talks with the player’s agent.
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