Liverpool and Arsenal will both be keeping tabs on events over in Lille as they maintain an interest in forward, Victor Osimhen.
Both the Reds and the Gunners have been credited with an interest in the striker. And things may be about to take a turn for the better for the Premier League pair if reports are correct.
That is because according to ESPN, Lille are potentially eyeing up a replacement for Osimhen. It is claimed the French club will move for Chivas striker, Jose Macias.
The 20-year-old has caught the eye over the Atlantic with a number of fine displays. Indeed, he’s already rattled in 26 goals for Chivas despite his tender age.
Such news, then, is surely good for Liverpool and Arsenal if they do indeed maintain their Osimhen interest.
Previous reports claimed that Lille could well demand up to 100m Euros for Osimhen. A price tag like that will probably be off-putting. However, if Lille can land Macias, they might well lower demands.
Osimhen a player who can boost any Premier League side
Aside from the obvious goal threat – Osimhen has 18 goals in 38 appearances this season – any Premier League side would be getting a dangerous and pacey talent in their ranks.
Pace in the modern game can often be so defining at times. Osimhen has it in abundance. His stats demonstrate a cool head in front of goal, too, while at just 21, there is so much scope for improvement.
As Liverpool continue to monitor Timo Werner, the Lille man might just be a good second option. Arsenal, on the other hand, could do far worse than replace the likes of Lacazette and Aubameyang with the Nigerian star.