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Official: Napoli announce the signing of Victor Osimhen

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Napoli have confirmed the signing of Nigerian international forward Victor Osimhen from Lille.

After a long and prolonged transfer saga, Napoli have finally secured the signing of Victor Osimhen from Lille.

The 21-year-old was in fine form this season, scoring 18 goals in 38 total appearances for the Ligue 1 outfit.

Osimhen had been linked with several top European clubs following his impressive goal scoring season. The likes of Liverpool and Tottenham were in on the Nigerian.

But a meeting with Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis and head coach Gennaro Gattuso was enough to convince the 21-year-old about a future in Naples.

Osimhen reportedly cost Napoli €50 million with the deal involving add-ons that could see the total package rise to €60 million.

Napoli confirmed the signing in a statement on their website while giving a brief history of the Nigerian’s career so far.

Osimhen will spearhead Napoli’s attack next season, as they look to return to the Champions League having missed out this year.

Big things are already expected of the 21-year-old with President of the Nigerian Football Federation Amaju Pinnick tipping him to reach ‘Maradona’ levels in Naples.