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Ocampos: Osimhen is Like a Cat

Lille sporting director Luis Ocampos has revealed that it took him years before he was able to sign NIgeria forward Victor Osimhen for the club.
Osimhen has enjoyed a blistering start to his career with Lille, scoring seven goals and recording two assists in nine league appearances for the club following his arrival from Belgian outfit in the summer.

Campos has unearthed over £500m worth of footballing talent during his time at Monaco and Lille.

His CV is quite something, helping unearth Kylian Mbappe, Nicolas Pepe, James Rodriguez, Anthony Martial, Fabinho, Bernardo Silva and Benjamin Mendy.

“I went to Lagos to see the U17 World Championships. After one match I wanted him. But his price was very expensive for a 17-year-old. I spoke to my CEO. I called him every night saying, ‘Please give me this player, he is amazing. In two years he will be one of the best in Europe,”Ocampos told Skysports.

“In the end the player went to Wolfsburg. I went to Wolfsburg just to see him play. Sometimes he only played for five minutes, sometimes only two. I was crazy for him! Then he had a virus and had five or six months not playing and went to Charleroi in Belgium. Two months later I signed him. So itʼs a nice story. I lost the player but then got him back."

“If all is normal at the end of the season there will be a big move for him because he’s like a cat. You know, if you have a cat and give it a ball! Heʼs unbelievable. In the last 20 metres he attacks every ball. Every ball. Like a cat.”

By Olamide Oyetunji

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