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Newcastle Target ‘Will Not Object’ To Move To ‘Big Club’

Newcastle were linked with Lille striker Victor Osimhen last month through local reports. The 20-year-old has already tallied 9 goals in 17 appearances, including 2 Champions League goals.

He just joined Lille this summer from Belgian side Charleroi, where he was on loan last season. He joined Charleroi permanently in July when they activated a £3m buy out clause from Wolfsburg. They then made a quick £8m profit by selling him to Lille in August.

Lille could look to make a profit of a similar percentage if the reports of interest in Osimhen are correct. He is reportedly being tracked by the Bayern Munich and AC Milan, as well as Newcastle.

It has been a surreal rise for the Nigerian international who couldn’t make the Wolfsburg side a little over a year ago and is now being linked to clubs like Bayern Munich.

The youngster is taking it all in stride, though. Speaking ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations qualification, Osimhen made this statement to LOSC – Mercato about the sudden rise of interest in his services:

“I’ve always been ready to take the stage. If big clubs look at me, it’s great for me. But I am well in Lille. The club will decide if I stay or leave. I will not object.”

This is a diplomatic stance for the striker who will turn just 21 next month. He seems to be enjoying his time in the North of France and is currently playing in the Champions League.

Whether he would consider Newcastle to be a ‘big club’ is not certain though a move to Bayern Munich or AC Milan could actually prove to be detrimental to his development as he’s not likely to feature as often as he does at Lille.

Osimhen also recently told L’Equipe that it was his dream to play in Spain. So maybe he will wait to see if a club from La Liga becomes interested in him.

We think Newcastle may have initially held a genuine interest in the striker but he has likely progressed beyond our current reach. The fee he would command would be too high and he’s still an unproven commodity at just such a young age.

He looks a very good player but when the likes of Bayern Munich are sniffing about, it’s unlikely Newcastle will be able to compete.

12 comments so far

  • jane

    Nov 13, 2019 at 9:51 PM

    Comment #1

    “Go google where the current magnetic north pole is/ currently heading
    Its not to much to imagine we might see significant ice form in Siberia”

    why would magnetic north have a bearing on where ice melts and forms?

  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Nov 13, 2019 at 9:59 PM

    Comment #2


    Ashleys kept the status quo.

    You been drinking again?

  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Nov 13, 2019 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #3

    Bit late to the party me little gryphon aren’t you? You missed your wind up slot by nearly two days. You’re getting slow, must be waterlogged in the valleys.

  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Nov 13, 2019 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #4

    Just looking at those old articles that flash up on the bottom of the blog and theres a profile pic of Kenedy – after all this time Ive just realised what he reminds me of. An Easter Island Moai. He played like one last season too. Should have cottoned on way sooner.

  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Nov 13, 2019 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #5

    OP leave Jibsh alone itsh internashnal break man he’sh allowed a resht….. °hic°

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Nov 13, 2019 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #6

    I’ve been touting the qualities of Manquillo and Ritchie as wing backs, both of whom I rate because they can link play well and can swing in a mean cross, however it’s become quite apparent that Yedlin, Willems, Almiron and St Max give us the extra pace out wide resulting in greater attacking threat.

    Bruce now has the wingbacks playing further up the pitch, and the centre backs playing a slightly higher line and the extra pace of Yedlin and Willems makes the system work.

    We’ll almost certainly give away more goals though, so it only works if the forwards start finding the net, but without doubt it has been responsible for creating more chances.

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Nov 13, 2019 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #7

    Better to say he extra pace of Yedlin and Willems makes the system viable, rather than work. As I said it will only work if the forwards start scoring, because we will concede more.

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Nov 13, 2019 at 10:54 PM

    Comment #8

    The system is tailor made for Schar and Lejuene’s pinged long cross field balls to the feet of the advanced wing backs, but does Steve Bruce know about their ability to do this and how well it worked for us last term. Someone should make sure he does.

    I remember when we had Nobby Solano on the bench and were playing Andy Griffin at fullback, because Bobby didn’t know Nobby could play there, despite having captained his country from fullback several times.

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Nov 13, 2019 at 11:47 PM

    Comment #9
  • lesh

    Nov 14, 2019 at 12:09 AM

    Comment #10


    Where do I get my DY insights from? A quick glance at the front pages of it, the Express and Daily Heil when I’m picking up me Grauniad’s enough to get a feel for their allegiances.

    When other folk pick one of em up, I suggest they make sure they wash their hands! 😉

  • lesh

    Nov 14, 2019 at 12:20 AM

    Comment #11

    As its it’s the night shift……

    Online, Carltoon and anyone else who likes a bit of clever guitar


  • Munster Mag

    Nov 14, 2019 at 7:54 AM

    Comment #12

    Nufc 83 yes im sure with all the analysis available these days that Bruce knows that we have guys who can hit long balls ! !


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