Victor Osimhen: Why Liverpool Should Pursue Lille’s Prized Asset

Tottenham have submitted a €70 million bid for Victor Osimhen ...

For months, Liverpool had been linked with Timo Werner, one of Germany’s hottest prospects and Klopp was a known admirer. It was clear the player was ready to make a move. And many Reds supporters were hugely enthused at the prospect of acquiring such a burgeoning talent.

Then it emerged the much-mooted transfer wasn’t going to happen. Cue the meltdown from those expectant Liverpool fans who had already got the welcoming party sorted. Moreover, the fast-paced attacker opted for the Bluish London side. However, with the French side attacker, Liverpool could be a threat to any team in Europe next season.

Last month, it was reported that both Liverpool and Tottenham had made bids to sign Lille striker Victor Osimhen. Whilst talking about the Nigerian star moving to the Premier League has seemingly died down over the last few weeks, there had been some reports in Italy which suggested that the 21-year-old had agreed to join Serie A side, Napoli.

However, the Nigerian tall attacker would be a perfect fit for the Judge’s high-intensity nature of pressure. And it would relieve the goal-scoring burden on Mane and Salah as the West African born is good in the air and equally good by foot, and is always on the move to press the opposing defensive line. 

It still remains unclear as to whether or not Osimhen still interests Liverpool this summer but if he is, it looks like he’s still available. Moreover, the 21-year-old was in good form for Lille before the early curtailment of the French league, so it’s no surprise to see that there are teams interested in him. 

However, given that Liverpool reportedly pulled out of a deal to sign Werner due to financial issues, it seems unlikely that they’ll make a move for Osimhen this summer. But if they do, it will be the best fit for an aggressive Liverpool side which will complement the defensive attitude, attacking fluidity and goal-scoring assertiveness.