Victor Osimhen leaving Lille this summer is no longer a secret as many European big wigs have already lined up for the Lille number seven. With Victor Osimhen set to leave the French giants during the summer transfer window, his employers are looking forward to sign another quality Nigerian attacker as his replacement.
Calciomercato (Italian transfer market website ) revealed that Les Dogues are eyeing Partizan Belgrade striker Umar Sadiq as the ideal replacement for Victor.
The 2016 Rio Olympics Bronze medalist Nigeria has been a revelation since teaming up with the Serbian league giants last summer, he came in on loan at first, before the Serbian side made up their mind to make his move permanent in January 2020.
Across the whole of Europe this season Sadiq Umar is the Nigerian with the highest goal involvement, having been involved in 33 goals (17 goals, 16 assists). He has played 38 games across all competitions ( league , Cup and the Europa league)..
The Dream Team VI ( Nigeria U23 of 2016) star is valued at 15 million euros by Partizan Belgrade. Sadiq is never short of suitors as he’s been scouted by talent spotters of German, English, Turkish, Russian, Belgian and Italian sides all through the season and most especially during last week’s derby against Red Star Belgrade which is regarded as the biggest Football match in Serbia..
The lanky forward is a 23-year-old and he has played for top European sides earlier in his career, namely Roma, Bologna, Rangers of Scotland and Torino.
With Victor Oshimen set to leave for a staggering fee of about €70 million Lille would sign the Nigerian forward for about €15 million and they’d make an huge profit just like they did last summer when they signed Victor Oshimen as Nicolas Pepe’s replacement.