The attacking department of the Newcastle squad needs quality additions this winter.
The reports in England suggested that Newcastle are preparing move for Lille forward Victor Osimhen.
The 20-year-old has five years left on his current contract which expires in 2024.
Osimhen has scored 8 goals and assisted two more across all competitions this season.
The 20-year-old has been touted as one of the brightest young prospects in Nigeria.
Victor Osimhen has represented Nigeria at Under-17 and Under-23 level, winning 14 caps and scoring 14 goals, before making his senior international debut in June 2017. As a member of Nigeria national football team, Osimhen won 7 caps and he scored one goal.
The Nigeria international has impressed in Ligue 1 this season and is starting to attract the interest of bigger clubs.
Newcastle shortlist Osimhen as prime transfer target this winter.
The Nigeria international is thought to perfectly fit the profile of forward Steve Bruce wants to target in the winter transfer window.
According to Tribalfootball, “The Chronicle reports Newcastle are keeping tabs on the Nigeria international. And it’s suggested that manager Steve Bruce will have funds to spend in January to complete the deal.”
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Lille are reluctant to let Osimhen go, but a big enough bid could persuade them to sell.
Signing the 20-year-old in the winter transfer window would be a masterstroke from Steve Bruce.
Stylistically, he would be a great fit in Newcastle.
How strong that interest is and whether Newcastle will make a move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.
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