Victor Osimhen is poised to make a “big move” soon, according to the sports director of his French club Lille, Luis Campos.
Osimhen has enjoyed a blistering start to his career with Lille, scoring seven goals and recording two assists in nine league appearances for the club following his arrival from Belgian outfit Sporting Charleroi in the summer.
Campos, on the other hand, has unearthed over £500m worth of footballing talent during his time at Monaco and Lille.
His CV is quite something, helping unearth Kylian Mbappe, Nicolas Pepe, James Rodriguez, Anthony Martial, Fabinho, Bernardo Silva and Benjamin Mendy.
“If all is normal at the end of the season there will be a big move for him because he’s like a cat,” Campos told Skysports.
“You know, if you have a cat and give it a ball! Heʼs unbelievable. In the last 20 metres he attacks every ball. Every ball. Like a cat.”
Campos has followed Osimhen since his days with the U17s, the Golden Eaglets.
“I went to Lagos to see the U17 World Championships. After one match I wanted him. But his price was very expensive for a 17-year-old. I spoke to my CEO. I called him every night saying, ‘Please give me this player, he is amazing. In two years he will be one of the best in Europe,” Campos recalled.
“In the end the player went to Wolfsburg. I went to Wolfsburg just to see him play. Sometimes he only played for five minutes, sometimes only two. I was crazy for him!
“Then he had a virus and had five or six months not playing and went to Charleroi in Belgium. Two months later I signed him.
“So, itʼs a nice story. I lost the player but then got him back.”