Momo Sissoko has told TuttoJuve that Juventus should look to sign Lille duo Victor Osimhen and Boubakary Soumare this summer, with both players also reportedly interesting another of Sissoko’s former sides – in Liverpool.
Osimhen, 21, has been on fire for Lille since joining the Ligue 1 club last summer. Indeed, the Nigeria international has found the back of the net 18 times in 38 league and cup appearances – despite starting 33 and being used out wide.
The attacker has been strongly linked with the Premier League, with French outlet Le10Sport claiming Liverpool in talks with Osimhen’s agents – and that he will cost £70million. Soumare, meanwhile, almost joined Newcastle in January.
Another report from Le10Sport claimed that Liverpool had joined Manchester United in the race to sign Soumare, who is rated at £50million. Ex-Liverpool star Sissoko has suggested the duo as possible options for Juventus.
“I really like Victor Osimhen of Lille, for me that boy is very strong,” Sissoko said. “He is a striker that we will continue to talk about in the next few years. While in midfield, I could recommend his teammate Boubakary Soumare.”
TBR’s view – Do Liverpool need Osimhen and Soumare?
Osimhen certainly, would be a top addition at Anfield. Divock Origi’s future at Liverpool this summer is in doubt, with the Mirror claiming the Belgian ace – and former Lille star – is one of six players that could depart.
The Nigerian would be a top addition, but Soumare is less needed. Indeed, Soumare is a holding midfielder and Liverpool have plenty of options in the form of Fabinho, Jordan Henderson and James Milner.