Breaking: Victor Osimhen Joins Napoli From Lille
Italian Serie A side, Napoli, have announced the signing of Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen, from Ligue 1 side Lille.
The Italian giants made this known on their Twitter handle on Friday.
— Official SSC Napoli (@en_sscnapoli) July 31, 2020
The move was also confirmed by Lille, who tweeted;
🔴 We’d like to extend our heartfelt thanks to @victorosimhen9 and wish this Super Eagle 🇳🇬 the very best of #LOSC luck in his new adventure with @en_sscnapoli. Get ready, #SerieA 💥 pic.twitter.com/8xFDQnjGyI
— LOSC Lille EN (@LOSC_EN) July 31, 2020
Neither of the clubs officially gave details of the transfer, but a source from Lille who is familiar with the transfer told AFP that the Ligue 1 team would receive 70 million euros ($82.8 million) with add-ons potentially worth 10 million euros.
Italian media, however, reports that Napoli have shelled out 50 million euros before add-ons. Either figure would be a club-record transfer fee paid by Napoli.
Osimhen, 21, scored 18 times last season and was one of the revelations of France’s curtailed campaign.
He will wear the No.9 jersey at the Serie A side.
Commenting on his new deal, the U-17 World Cup winner said he is ready for the new challenge at Napoli.
— victor osimhen (@victorosimhen9) July 31, 2020
Napoli goes into their final match of the season against Lazio knowing they will finish seventh in Serie A.
They have qualified for the group stage of the Europa League by virtue of winning the Italian Cup.