Gerard Lopez Reveals The Secret That Got More Clubs Chasing After Osimhen

Lille President, Gerard Lopez has revealed that they are still receiving offers for Nigerian sensation Victor Osimhen.

The offers keep coming even as a move to Napoli is getting closer.

The 21 -year-old has been one of the most talked about players in the transfer market, with the Partenopei looking to acquire his services in a deal in the region of €60m to 80m, as they look to improve under coach Gennaro Gattuso.

Osimhen had changed his agent because of the cordial relationship between Gerard Lopez and Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis, and didn’t want anything standing in the way of a move to the San Paolo.

The former Wolfsburg and Charleroi man scored 18 goals in 38 competitive outings in Lille last season.

“The player decided to change agents in the middle of the negotiations. We had to start all over again,” Lopez told L’Equipe as reported by Lei O’Sport.

Gerard Lopez Osimhen

“The player has made his choice, Napoli. Its advanced, details are missing. It will be announced when the time comes. As it’s not yet official, we continue to have other offers. I want to keep good relations with these clubs too.

“So, I manage their expectations. It is a transfer which is not linear. The market in France opened before closing (until August 15). In Italy, the transfer window opens in September. 80, you need a multitude of contracts to cover all eventualities.”

Lopez went on to admit that Osimhen’s departure will force a shakeup in the Lille’s attack, with the club not known to buy established players, but prospects like the Super Eagles forward.

As such, the Spanish businessman believes the club’s strong scouting network will come in handy.

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