Victor Osimhen’s former agent, Franco Iovino, has claimed that French Ligue I side, Lille did not want to do transfer business with other clubs interested in signing the Nigeria international except Napoli.
The ex-Wolfsburg striker was linked with several English Premier League clubs, including Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool, following an impressive season that saw him scored 18 goals in all competitions.
However, the Stat Factory official had accused Lille management of complicating negotiations with Napoli after pressurizing Osimhen to change agents, saying the Super Eagles striker was heading to Italy only because of the relationship between the presidents of the two clubs.
“It was not clear what happened. Perhaps something fishy went down, probably between the presidents of Lille and Napoli,” Football Italia quoted Iovino as saying to Radio Punto Nuovo.
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“The negotiations didn’t slow down because of Star Factory but because the player kept hesitating. William D’Avila is a home agent in Lille. The club will surely have advised Osimhen to leave us and go with him.
“They will certainly have promised him money. Lille for some reason wanted to only sell to Napoli because there’s an excellent relationship between the presidents.
“At the moment, my company doesn’t need to look itself in the mirror, the two clubs do.”