With news that Victor Osimhen is set to leave Lille in the summer transfer window, the French Ligue 1 club are looking at signing another prolific Nigerian striker as his replacement.
Italian transfer market website Calciomercato says Lille see Partizan Belgrade frontman Umar Sadiq as an ideal replacement for Osimhen.
The former Nigeria U23 international has been a hit since joining the Serbian giants last summer, initially on loan, before the move was made permanent in January 2020.
He is Nigeria’s top goal contributor in the whole of Europe this season, with a hand in 33 goals (17 goals, 16 assists) in 38 games across all competitions.
Valued at 15 million euros by Partizan Belgrade,Sadiq was recently scouted by representatives of German,English, Turkish,Russian,Belgian and Italian clubs during last week’s derby against Red Star Belgrade.
The 23-year-old has played for big five European clubs in the past,namely Roma,Bologna and Torino.