Date: 20th March 2020 at 7:00am
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Liverpool have been told the asking price for Lille forward Victor Osimhen.

The Reds are one of three clubs that have been tracking the 21-year-old before the January transfer window opened but all were priced out of a move for the player that former Chelsea striker Loic Remy described as a “real goalscorer“.

Osimhen has 18 goals and six assists in 38 appearances during the current campaign, and his form is understandably catching the eyes of some of the Premier League’s biggest clubs.

After Pepe moved to Arsenal from the French outfit for £72m in the summer, they are now fully aware that Premier League sides are willing to spend big for his services. According to Le10Sport, Les Dogues will be asking for £94m for Osimhen and expect the Nigeria international to be their most expensive departure.

He has featured eight times for his country and is creating a reputation for himself, with Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho acknowledging his talent.

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Osimhen moved to Lille for just €12m (£11m) back in August, where he was brought in from Belgian side Charleroi as a replacement for Pepe.

The idea of Liverpool paying that much money for a man that has only ever played five games in the Champions League is baffling.

For me, if we are to break our transfer record for an individual, he has to be guaranteed a starting place in Jurgen Klopp’s side. However, he doesn’t have that at this time.

With our relentless front three in Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino essentially undroppable, Osimhen is worth monitoring for now but the Reds should be patient to get a cheaper deal.