Napoli have completed the signing of Victor Osimhen from Napoli from Lille
After much delay and complications in the transfer proceedings, Napoli have finally landed the Nigerian striker from French side, Lille for €50M.
Few hours ago, the club announced in on their official Instagram handle saying “Welcome Victor! #welcomosimhen💙 #ForzaNapoliSempre”
The striker who was linked to several clubs in Europe has finally signed for the Italian side after a wonderful debut season in France league 1.
The 21 years old scored 18 goals in 38 appearances for the Ligue 1 side in the 2019-20 season, this made Gattuso’s side to make moves for the Nigerian.
Osimhen has played for Nigeria 10 times and scored 4 times. His first game in Europe was for Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga then moved to Charleroi in Belgium.
His impressive performance in Belgium earned him a move to Ligue 1 on an €14m (£13m/$17m) transfer, from where he’s now signed for Napoli.
Osimhen will lead Napoli’s attack next season as they look to return to the Champions League after missed out this year’s.
The italian side is set to finish 7th in Seria A, and are guaranteed Europa League next season after winning the Coppa Italia.
Nigeria’s head of football is delighted with the move, saying: “I think Victor Osimhen is an excellent signing for Napoli. I’ve followed them from when they had Maradona. Naples is a proud city and also in football terms”
He continued: “Osimhen is a source of pride for African football. He’s someone who is disciplined but focused on objectives, and if he wants something, he knows how to get it. He made the right decision for his career. I already believe he’ll receive the right support from the club and its fans.
Pinick went on to say that “Napoli are the right club for him to achieve important results, and Osimhen will always give his best. I’ll say it now: Victor will do everything possible to match and even break the records set by a legend like Maradona.
“I talked to Victor just a few minutes ago, he’s very excited about his new experience and new club. Napoli is a big name in world football. It’ll be a new challenge for him and he told me: ‘President, I’ll make Naples proud”
“If he gets the right support, I guarantee he’ll stick to his word and make you all proud. Believe in him and he’ll help the team achieve their objectives. I’ll come to Naples next season to watch some of their games. Osimhen is young and could stay at Napoli for a long time.” He concluded.