Last summer, Wolfsburg allowed Victor Osimhen to join Belgian side Sporting Charleroi on a season-long loan deal and the latter have an option to buy him for €3.5m in 2019.
Le Soir claims the Jupiler Pro League side will exercise the option to make the 20-year-old’s transfer permanent and then earn money by allowing him to join another club in the summer.
From the Premier League, Southampton and Watford are ‘interested’ in the ‘services’ of the forward, while AC Milan and Ligue 1 side Lille are also after the Nigerian.
In the winter transfer window, Egyptian club Pyramids FC were ready to offer €6m for the attacker, but Charleroi decided against sanctioning his transfer.
For Osimhen to leave the Belgian club, they will need an proposal that is ‘at least’ double than what Pyramids FC were ready to offer (€12m) and Charleroi managing director Mehdi Bayat sent a message to the potential suitors.
“Osimhen has always respected Sporting and we will do the same with him. Thus, if a club offers €12m and another €13m, but Victor wants to evolve in the one that proposes €12m, we will not go against his will,” Bayat stressed.
It’s not the first time we’ve seen the Saints and the Rossoneri’s interest in the player as there was a report about the two clubs battling it out for the Wolfsburg owned player towards the end of the last month. However, the Hornets did not get a mention in April’s report.
The African has scored 17 goals and registered four assists in 33 appearances across all competitions this season and for Southampton, Watford or any other interested clubs to land Osimhen, they will first have to convince him a transfer to them is the right move.