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    Napoli Sign Super Eagles Striker Osimhen

    Italian side, Napoli have signed Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen, the club confirmed in a statement on Friday. 

    The Serie A club made the announcement in a statement via the club’s official website on Friday.

    “Welcome to Napoli, Victor, ” the club said on their Twitter handle while confirming the arrival of the Nigerian from French side, Lille.
    The statement read: “SSC Napoli acquired the sports performance of footballer Victor Osimhen from Lille outright.

    “Victor Osimhen was born in Lagos, Nigeria on December 29, 1998.

    “His experience continued at Lille in 2019/20, where he collected 38 appearances and 18 goals.”

    Meanwhile, Napoli star, Dries Mertens, has since promised to help Osimhen to settle at the club next season.

    “Can’t wait to put on this iconic jersey, thank you for the warm welcome @sscnapoli #forzanapolisempre,” the player tweeted following the confirmation of his switch.

    Although no official fee was announced for the signing of the 21-year-old striker, several sources claim the deal is worth over $96 million (81.3m Euros) which makes the forward the most expensive African player of all time.

    Osimhen’s move to the Gli Azzurri trumps the prize Arsenal paid for Ivory Coast forward, Nicolas Pepe last year.

    Last term, the former Charleroi (from where he moved to France) man scored 18 goals in all games for Lille and has been linked with a move to Naples in recent times.

    His stellar showing for the French side saw him winning the Lille Player of the Season just as he made it to Ligue 1’s team for the 2019/2020 campaign.
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