Nigeria international Victor Osimhen reacts to Man Utd interest and ‘very good’ advice from Ighalo.

Updated: Apr 28

  • Red Devils forward Odion Ighalo regularly advises Osimhen.

  • The 21-year-old was close to joining Arsenal a few years ago.

  • Osimhen is one of the most sought-after young players in Europe.

Victor Osimhen has been labelled the ‘future of Nigerian football’ by Ighalo. [Getty]

Lille striker Victor Osimhen has revealed he is looking forward to playing ‘for a big club in England’ in the future. The Nigerian also thanked Red Devils forward Odion Ighalo for giving him advice on his career. Osimhen has been impressive for the Ligue 1 club this season, scoring 13 goals in 25 starts, and has been linked with a move to Old Trafford. Speaking to the Independent, Osimhen said as the Metro quoted: ‘Of course, one day I’d like to play for a big club in England. ‘I’ve spoken to Odion [Ighalo] about it. He gave me very good advice, he’s a legend and a big brother.

More: Liverpool open talks to Sign Victor Osimhen. ‘My goal is to play at one of the biggest clubs in the world but now I’m very happy in Lille. ‘My priority is to play a lot of games. Signing for a big club and being on the bench is not exciting for me.’

Osimhen also revealed he was close to joining Arsenal back in 2015 but opted for a move to Bundesliga club Wolfsburg.

‘I spoke with Arsene Wenger after the tournament ended and he wanted me to come to Arsenal, he said

‘I had a lot of options: Barcelona, Inter Milan, Atletico Madrid, Juventus and the rest.’

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