Osimhen becomes Nigeria’s most expensive player after joining Napoli for €50m

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Osimhen becomes Nigeria’s most expensive player after joining Napoli for €50m

 

 

Victor Osimhen has officially become Nigeria’s most expensive player after completing a big-money move from Lille to Napoli.

The Nigerian international striker, who scored 18 goals in 38 appearances for the French club in the 2019-20 season, moves to Naples in a five-year deal worth €50 million (£45m/$59m).

The Serie A side announced the signing in a statement via its website and Twitter page on Friday, saying: ‘SSC Napoli are delighted to announce the signing of Victor Osimhen from Lille on a permanent transfer.’

Welcome to #Napoli, Victor!

? https://t.co/OoODAND8tP#WelcomeOsimhen

? #ForzaNapoliSempre pic.twitter.com/ncwBTz0CcN

— Official SSC Napoli (@en_sscnapoli) July 31, 2020

The big-money move also makes Osimhen the most expensive signing in Napoli’s history, a record that was set last summer by Hirving Lozano when he signed from PSV Eindhoven for €38m plus bonuses.

He is also expected to be handed the No.9 jersey and will be presented to the media in Naples after his summer vacation.

A delighted Osimhen wrote on Twitter: ‘Can’t wait to put on this iconic jersey,thank you for the warm welcome.’

Can’t wait to put on this iconic jersey,thank you for the warm welcome @sscnapoli ??? #forzanapolisempre

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— victor osimhen (@victorosimhen9) July 31, 2020

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