Wolfsburg slams £20m on Osimhen

German Bundesliga side, Wolfsburg won’t sell Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen for a cheap price despite not given him enough playing time after signing him in January 2017.

Determined to exploit the fact that the youngster is now hot in demand by about ten clubs in Europe, the German side who sent him on loan to Sporting Charleroi in Belgium in August 2018 has put Osimhen’s valuation to about £20m.

As far as Wolfsburg are concerned, any club wishing to sign the former Golden Eaglets’ forward should be ready to break the bank and match that price.

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What a fabulous season Osimhen is having at Charleroi to the extent that the likes of AC Milan and their Italian rivals, Inter Milan are battling to sign him.

Southampton is also reportedly following his progress with keen interest with indication rife that the English Premier League side is willing to go the extra mile to pull the strings and get the striker a work permit.

It is understood that Osimhen has made a verbal agreement to join AC Milan in a deal that will see the Italian giants send him out on loan to French League side, LOSC Lille for the 2019/20 season.

His proposed loan deal to Lille is intended to help him get enough playing time to aid his development and avoid the repeat of the mistake he made when he joined Wolfsburg.

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With his three and a half years deal expiring in June 2020, Wolfsburg is sure of a bumper harvest from a player they bought for a very low price.

Meanwhile, Osimhen may continue to attract more clubs after banging his 17th goal of the season to help Sporting Charleroi secure a 3-0 away victory over KFCO Beerschot-Wilrijk at the Olympisch Stadium last weekend.

Osimhen who has rediscovered his scoring boots after joining the Belgian side on loan grabbed the second goal in the 25th minute through a header.

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However, the ex-Golden Eaglets’ forward missed an opportunity to score a brace in the 66th minute when he failed to convert from the spot after referee Nicolas Laforge awarded a penalty to Charleroi.

However, the lanky striker has remained focused despite the interest that European clubs have shown in him in recent times due to his impressive performance.

“I don’t want to force anything, but I would like to be clear before the end of the season,” Osimhen said.

“Mehdi Bayat told me that there are offers coming for me and AC Milan’s interest flatters me”.

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The forward who bagged hat trick in Dream Team VII second leg U-23 AFCON qualifier victory over Libya in Asaba added that his future would be sorted out at the end of the season.

“At the end of the season, we will see what the best choice is. Money is not important. I want to grow as a player first”. He concluded.

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