Manchester United striker, Odion Ighalo has praised Victor Osimhen and declared the the 21-year-old as ‘the future of Nigerian football’.
Osimhen has been in sublime form for Lille this season with 18 goals in 38 appearances, so far. The Nigeria international has been linked with a move away this summer, while reports last month claimed that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had made him a ‘priority’ transfer target for Manchester United. And Ighalo, who regularly speaks to Osimhen, has backed the young striker to ‘break records’ in Europe and said he has the right mentality to be a success.
“I talk to Osimhen, he’s a very nice boy, young, he’s a good guy,’ Ighalo said in an interview with Elegbete TV.
“We talk, not almost every day, but almost every time I advise him.
“He’s the future of Nigerian football; he’s going to do so well in football. I always advise him to keep calm, keep working hard, and the guy is going to be a celebrity, you know.
“He came to watch our game against Club Brugge in Belgium because it’s close to where he lives; he messaged me he was going to come, so I gave him my jersey, and, in fact, he brought his own jersey for me, too.