Nigeria International, Victor Osimhen have join Serie A side Napoli on a big money deal worth €50 million (£45m/$59m) from French side Lille.
Victor Osimhen, who scored 18 goals in 38 appearances for the Ligue 1 side in the
2019-20 season, moves to Naples in a deal reported to be worth
€50 million (£45m/$59m).
Osimhen had been linked with several top European clubs following his impressive
goal scoring season, including Arsenal and
Liverpool , however he will appear in Serie
A in the 2020-21 campaign.
The 10-cap Nigerian international has scored four goals for four goals for Super Eagles.
He first moved to Europe in 2017 with Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga, before
moving to Charleroi in Belgium, initially on loan and then in a permanent transfer.
He hugely impressed in Belgium with 36 goals in 37 appearances, earning him a
€14m (£12.5m/$16.5m) move to Ligue 1, where his impressive scoring form continued.
Osimhen will spearhead Napoli’s attack next season, as they look to return to the
Champions League having missed out this year.
The Neapolitan side will finish only seventh in Serie A, although they have guaranteed qualification for the Europa League group stage by winning the Coppa Italia.
OFFICIAL: Napoli announce the signing of striker Victor Osimhen from Lille ✍️ pic.twitter.com/ubJkFNiPef
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