Lille Sporting Director Luis Campos has said Super Eagles star Victor Osimhen may leave the French side this season after his sterling start for the club.
Osimhen who joined Lille from Sporting Charleroi in August 2019 for a fee in the region of twelve million euros was voted as the French Ligue 1 best player for September.
The Nigerian bagged two goals and two assists for the French side in September and Campos said Lille might lose him to a bigger club soon.
”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,” he told RMC Sport.
”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 has thanked those who voted for him as the French Ligue 1 Player of the Month for September 2019, Concise News reports.
Concise News had reported that Osimhen who features for Lille saw off competition from Algeria’s Islam Slimani and France’s Nicolas Pallois to scoop the award.
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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.
“September player of the monthmajor thanks to those who voted for me,” he wrote.
“I appreciate each and everyone you; special gratitude goes to my family, teammates and my loved ones. GOD is the greatest; we move.”
Osimhen scored against SCO Angers before hitting another goal when Les Dogues took on Strasbourg.
His assists came in games against Rennes and Strasbourg and he is now the fourth-highest goalscorer in the top five European Leagues, trailing Bayern Munich’s Lewandowski (11 goals), Manchester City’s Aguero and Chelsea’s Abraham (both with 8 goals).
Overall, he has scored seven times in nine games in the French domestic league.
Osimhen was part of the Nigerian side that claimed the bronze medal at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt.