The Nigerian international and Lille striker will make history when Napoli announces the completion of his transfer from Lille.
Once this deal is finalized, Alex Iwobi’s record-breaking move from Arsenal to Everton for €38 million will be broken by Victor.
Oshimen cost Napoli €50 million and €20 million add ons and the contract will see the 21-year old play for Napoli for five years.
In January 2017, Wolfsburg signed Osimhen from Ultimate Strikers Academy (Lagos, Nigeria) for €3.5 million and Lille paid €14 million to Sporting Charleroi (Belgium) to sign him in August 2019.
Lille pocketed €80 million from selling Nicolas Pepe last season (1st August 2019) to Arsenal. Nicolas Pepe (Ivory Coast) is the most expensive African player of all time.
Napoli could announce the signing of Victor Osimhen from Lille any time this week. Italian sources Sportitalia reported that the Napoli spent with €50m plus bonuses to seal the deal, in addition as a makeweight, third choice goal keeper for Napoli could be included.
Osimhen, after agreeing to personal terms with Napoli reportedly had a successful medical assessment over a week ago in Rome. He entered a contract with the Serie A side the same period. Napoli has not made official the press release due to terms between the club and his agent
Sporting Director of Napoli Cristiano Giuntoli announced that: “We must finalize the agreement with his new agent. We are talking and we will see what happens.”
In recent news, Osimhen has asked for number 9 jersey which was recently worn by Fernando Llorente, and in previous years by Higuain, Zola and other ex-Napoli stars.
Victor inherited the number 9 jersey for the national team (Super Eagles) from recently retired Nigeria striker Odio Ighalo
He has represented Nigeria wearing the number 9 shirt for the Golden Eaglets, Flying Eagles and Olympic Eagles. The next time you see Victor doing his duty for the country will in the shirt number worn by one of the greatest Nigerian players, Rashidi Yekini and also for Napoli.