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Liverpool to lose Nigerian international to Napoli

Timothy Aiyeku

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Victor Osimhen

Lille and Nigeria international Victor Osimhen has been in the news for reports of a move away from the French Ligue 1 outfit in this summer transfer window.

The 21-year-old was earlier reported to be on the wanted list of English Premier League champions Liverpool with claims that manager Jurgen Klopp will be seeking to work with him but that seems to have faded away as Italian Serie A outfit Napoli are set to win the race.

Journalist Nicolo Schira reports that the Nigerian international youngster has already held talks with the Sporting Director at Naples and agreement has been reached with a deal expected to be made official and announced as soon as the summer transfer window is opened.

However, it is being reported, according to reports in Italy that there are complications in the agreement for the Lille forward, the reason why a deal has not been announced. English Premier League side, Tottenham are set to take advantage of the situation to submit a bid for Victor Osimhen.

This means that Liverpool are out of the race for the former Wolfsburg forward who scored 18 goals for Lille in the 2019/2020 season, helping them to clinch a Champions League spot by finishing fourth on the log.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.