…Nigerian sensational striker, Osimhen had 18 goals for French Ligue 1 team, Lille last season
Nigerian striker, Victor Osimhen has joined Serie A side Napoli from French outfit Lille as announced by the two clubs on Friday.
The details of the transfer have not been officially published by the clubs involved, but a source from Lille who was acquainted with the transfer disclosed to AFP that the Ligue 1 team would receive 70 million euros ($82.8 million) with add-ons potentially worth 10 million euros.
However, Italian reports confirmed that Napoli have paid initial 50 million euros before add-ons. Either figure would be a club record transfer fee paid by Napoli.
Osimhen scored 18 goals for Lille last season and stood out as one of the sensations of France’s shortened campaign.
Napoli will approach their final match of the season against Lazio with assurance of finishing seventh in Serie A. They have qualified for the group stage of the Europa League by advantage of winning the Italian Cup.