Loic Remy has praised Nigerian striker, Victor Osimhen, while also refuting claims that there was some animosity between them.
Osimhen has been in solid form for Lille since joining them from Belgian side, Charleroi, in the summer as a replacement for Nicolas Pepe who left for a record fee to Arsenal.
The 20-year-old has scored nine times for the French club in all competitions so far while also netting four times in his last four international games.
Osimhen's form has impressed French striker and teammate, Remy, who has had to play second fiddle to the former U-17 golden boot winner.
“Victor was a discovery for everyone. Once again, we must emphasize the recruitment of the club, very wise in its choices,” Remy told the club's official website.
“I can now detect the big potential players, who are assiduous and serious in what they do. Victor is one of them.
“In training, he puts the intensity, he is a true finisher, a very good scorer. I see him working after the sessions, bodybuilding, taking time to take care of his body.
“He has a complete profile and I promise him a very bright future if he continues with this mentality.”
The former Chelsea forward has seen his game time reduced, with Lille coach, Christophe Galtier, preferring the young Nigerian upfront when he plays with a lone striker.
But that has not affected the relationship between the pair, according to Remy.
“People sometimes make the comparison between Victor and me, because we are both attackers. But there is no animosity between us. He’s someone I really appreciate,” he added.
“On the field, we are also complimentary, we have already proved this season when the coach has played us both.”