Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen joins Napoli in a stated £74m deal that would make him the most-expensive African footballer in history. Osimhen was unveil as a Napoli participant on Friday, July 31 after long-drawn-out negotiations between the player, the Serie A membership and Lille.
The 21-year-old has signed a five-year contract with the Serie A facets after his staggering season in France with Lille.
“Welcome, Victor!” Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis tweeted earlier than the membership proven the signing with the aid of their Twitter account.
Lille, the place the Nigeria global performed for simply a yr additionally verified the move. “We’d like to lengthen our heartfelt thanks to @victorosimhen9 and want this Super Eagle Flag of Nigeria the very first-class of #LOSC good fortune in his new journey with @en_sscnapoli,” the Ligue 1 membership stated on Twitter.
After the announcement, Osimhen took to Twitter to respond. “Can’t wait to put on this iconic jersey, thank you for the heat welcome,” he said.
The cross continues the fantastic upward push of Osimhen who commenced his soccer profession with Ultimate Strikers Academy in Lagos earlier than he broke into Nigeria’s U17 the place he represented them at the 2015 FIFA World Cup in Chile.
Victor Osimhen bought his wreck at the 2015 FIFA World Cup the place he scored 10 dreams to lead Nigeria to the title
Victor Osimhen acquired his wreck at the 2015 FIFA World Cup the place he scored 10 desires to lead Nigeria to the title
It used to be at that match that Osimhen first snagged the limelight with 10 dreams to end as absolute best goalscorer as Nigeria gained the title.
With gives from the likes of Arsenal and different large European sides, Osimhen selected Wolfsburg the place he struggled with accidents and had difficulties adapting.
He joined Belgium facet Charleroi on mortgage and reignited his profession with 20 desires in 36 appearances to end as the Club’s Player of the Season in the 2018/2019 soccer year.
In the summer time of 2019, Charleroi signed him completely and rapidly cashed in on him with €12m plus €3m from Lille.
Victor Osimhen reignited his profession at Belgium membership Charleroi the place he scored 20 dreams in the 2018/2019 season
Victor Osimhen reignited his profession at Belgium membership Charleroi the place he scored 20 desires in the 2018/2019 season
At Lille, Oismhen endured to shine and scored 18 dreams in 38 appearances to additionally win the Club’s Player of the Year.
He used to be covered in Ligue 1’s Team of the Season and gained the 2020 Prix Marc-Vivien Foé which is the award for the excellent African participant in Ligue 1.
His performances in the 2019/2020 season received the interest of massive golf equipment round Europe and it used to be Napoli who received the man.
The Serie A membership commenced talks with Lille in March though Osimhen was once stated no longer to be eager on the cross due to the fact he was once worried over racism in Italy.
While the negotiations dragged on, the Nigerian striker sacked his longtime agent Jean-Gérard Benoit Czajka for allegedly prioritising his hobby and now not that of the participant whilst negotiating with Napoli.
For the big-money pass to Napoli, there have been conflicting reviews about how a whole lot the participant value the Italian club.
While reviews from Italy have the discern as €50 million-plus add-ons, reviews from French says the deal is well worth £74m.
With that figure, Osimhen is the most steeply-priced African participant in soccer records and French Football, a dependable supply says it’s true.
“Victor Osimhen has end up the most luxurious African participant of all time in shifting to Napoli, opposite to Italian sources about the nature of the fee,” French Football stated on Twitter.
Osimhen’s pass to Napoli delighted Nigerians who have taken to Twitter to react. Since the announcement used to be made, Oismhen has been the wide variety one trending theme on Twitter Nigeria.