Almost Impossible to replace Osimhen – David


Jonathan David, the new striker at Lille has admitted that it will be nearly impossible to fit into the shoes of the departed Victor Osimhen who has moved to Napoli.

The Canadian is expected to fill the void left behind by Osimhen, who scored 18 goals in 34 games for Lille last season, but David, in an interview with Francebleu, said the task would be a difficult one.

Osimhen joined Napoli on a five-year deal in a record €81m, additional bonuses inclusive, in July. David was quoted to have said:

“It will not be easy to succeed Victor Osimhen and his 13 goals last season in the league,” David, who scored 23 goals in 40 games last season, was quoted as saying by Francebleu.

“We have a somewhat similar course. Victor came from Belgium, when he joined Lille and this is also my case.

“He is an exceptional player. He proved it last season, but we are players with very different profiles. So everyone will have their own path.”

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