Fee ‘shouldn’t be a problem’ as Liverpool compete for €80m forward

Date published: Wednesday 1st July 2020 12:05

Victor Osimhen Lille Liverpool

Liverpool are set to compete with Napoli for the signing of Lille forward Victor Osimhen, according to reports in France.

Osimhen has attracted interest throughout Europe after scoring 18 goals in 38 appearances during his breakthrough season in France.

The 21-year-old sat joint-fourth in the Ligue Un goalscoring charts, level with Neymar, before the season was curtailed due to the global pandemic.

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Osimhen had impressed enough to be named as a ‘priority’ target for Man Utd this summer, while Inter Milan are among the continental clubs keeping a watchful eye on developments.

Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham have all also been linked with a reported £75m bid received for the Nigeria international in recent months.

There have been rumours in France recently that Napoli have tabled a €80m (£72.2m) offer for Osimhen but people close to the Serie A side reckon it’s much nearer €40m.

And nowL’Equipe (via Sport Witness) claims that Jurgen Klopp is ‘very interested’ in signing Osimhen although the report doesn’t say that Liverpool have made a bid yet.

The French publication adds that the fee for the Nigeria international ‘shouldn’t be a problem’ for Liverpool despite Klopp saying yesterday that he cannot spend “millions and millions” on squad reinforcements.


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