Nigerian striker, Victor Osimhen, has joined Napoli from Lille in a €50 million club-record deal. The big-money move also makes Victor 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.
The Serie A club made the announcement in a statement via the club’s official website on Friday, July 31.
The statement read, “SSC Napoli acquired the sports performance of footballer Victor Osimhen from Lille outright. Victor Osimhen was born in Lagos, Nigeria on December 29, 1998. His experience continued at Lille in 2019/20, where he collected 38 appearances and 18 goals.”
Osimhen is expected to be handed the No.9 jersey and will be presented to the media in Naples after his summer vacation.
He took to Twitter to announce his delight, ‘Can’t wait to put on this iconic jersey, thank you for the warm welcome.’