Former Nigeria’s U-17 captain, Haruna Lukman, has warned Victor Osimhen not to be in a hurry to move to England as he may not get enough playing time there.
Recall we reported that Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp, is keen on signing Osimhen.
The 21-year-old has been a sensation in French Ligue 1 side, Lille where he has scored 13 goals in all competitions and 4 goals in 9 appearances for Super Eagles.
Osimhen first caught the world’s attention when he made history as top scorer with 10 goals at U-17 World Cup in 2015 at Chile.
Speaking with allnigeriasoccer.com, Lukman, captain of the Golden Eaglets who won 2007 U-17 World Cup in South Korea stated that Osimhen will be a better striker if he remains at Lille.
“If you ask me about the best club for him I will say let him remain at Lille. The French league is good for young strikers where they hone their skills and be equipped for the challenges in other big European leagues,” Lukman who in December 2019 signed for Armenian Super League side Ararat Yerevan said.
“Money is good but he (Osimhen) should also be mindful of the need to play regular football. Liverpool are interested in him but you ask yourself, would Osimhen get playing time with Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino clearly bigger players at least for now.
“My advice for Osimhen is that he should not be in a hurry. Already he’s the top striker in the national team, is one of the best players in the French league so he should not be in a hurry to go to England.
“Let him stay in France for a season or two more,” the former AS Monaco player added.
There are also reports that Chelsea, whom Osimhen scored against during Champions League match last year, are interested in signing him.