Super Eagles new sensation, Victor Osimhen has continued to hit the headlines across Europe after he was named in the French Ligue 1 team of the month for August and the European U-21 team, AOIFootball.com reports.
The 20-year-old moved to the Ligue 1 this summer from Belgian club Sporting Charleroi and immediately adapted to the new terrain scoring 80% of his side’s league goals in their opener four matches.
The 2015 FIFA U-17 golden boot winner announced himself in style with a brace on the opening day of the league to earn Lille a 2-1 win over Amiens before repeating the same feat two weeks later to help Lille to a 3-0 win over Saint-Etienne.
That performance earned the hard-working forward a spot in whoscored.com Ligue 1 team of the month as he leads the line alongside Lyon Moussa Dembele with the likes of Memphis Depay, Thiago Silva and Marco Verrati also making the cut.
Similarly, the Eagles forward was also rewarded with a spot on the European U-21 team of the month for the top five leagues as he lined up in a youthful XI alongside PSG’s Kylian Mbappe whom he beat to the Ligue 1 best XI and Jadon Sancho who has also been in fantastic form with Borussia Dortmund this season.
Osimhen averaged a rating of 7.70 in his first four league games, scoring four of his side’s five league goals to share the Ligue1 scorers’ chart with Lyon Memphis Depay.