Napoli confirm signing of Osimhen from Lille


Victor Osimhen has officially signed for Napoli, President Aurelio De Laurentiis announced this afternoon, after completing the deal with Lille.

The Super Eagles star put pen to paper on a five-year contract with the Stadio San Paolo side.

Osimhen first moved to Europe in 2017 with Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga, before moving to Charleroi in Belgium, first 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.

The 21-year-old becomes one of the most expensive African players of all time, 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), while goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis is moving to Lille as part of the deal.

Osimhen had been linked with several top European clubs following his impressive goal scoring season, and will now play in Serie A in the 2020-21 campaign.


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