Lille reject two bids for Sunderland target Alan Virginius

According to Foot Mercato, Lille OSC have rejected BSC Young Boy’s bid for France U20 international Alan Virginius (20). Les Dogues are holding out for a more significant fee.

Virginius signed for Lille as a promising prospect from Sochaux back in the summer of 2022, however, the France U20 international has yet to carve himself out a place in Fonseca’s plans. He has made just three substitute appearances in all competitions this season. 

As reported by Foot Mercato, Young Boys are one of a host of clubs interested in Virginius, however, their opening offer has now been rejected by president Olivier Létang.

Young Boys’ proposal was a loan with the option to make the deal permanent for €4.5m, however, this offer has been pushed back, asking for a more significant fee to part ways with the promising young winger. Lille have also rejected an offer from Ligue 1 rivals Clermont Foot. 

Virginius is also attracting interest from FC Lorient, AS Saint-Étienne and Championship side Sunderland. No doubt that Lille are hoping to spark a bidding war between the multiple interested parties. 

GFFN | Luke Entwistle

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