Osimhen, who joined Lille from RSC Chaleroi, has hit the ground running in France. Since joining the French outfit this year, the 20-year-old has scored eight goals and assisted two in all competitions, making him the second-highest goalscorer in Ligue 1.
Germany will be familiar territory for the Nigerian international. Osimhem joined VfL Wolfsburg in 2017, making a total of twelve Bundesliga appearances for the Wolves. Since then Osimhen moved on to pastures new in Belgium, where he enjoyed a successful loan spell at RSC Chaleroi, scoring twenty goals and making four assists. An impressive season saw the Nigerian join Chaleroi on a “permanent” basis after the Belgian club activated its €3.5m option to buy, selling him on to Lille a month later for €12m.
With respect to the future, Die Roten appear to be on the search for their next striker as they prepare for life without Robert Lewandowski and a backup in the meantime. Bayern will certainly hope Osimhem doesn’t add to the club’s injury portfolio should he make the move to Bavaria. The 20-year-old went off injured in Lille’s 3-0 victory against Girondins de Bordeaux.