Nigeria star completes €50m transfer

Serie A

Napoli have confirmed the signing of Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen from LOSC Lille in a deal worth a reported €50-million.

The 21-year-old striker scored 13 goals in 27 games for the Ligue 1 outfit before the 2019/20 season was cancelled but showed enough for the Italian giants to make him their club-record signing.

Osimhen spent only one season in France after a breakout campaign in the Jupiler Pro League in Belgium, where he scored 19 goals in 34 games for Charleroi during a loan stint from VFL Wolfsburg.

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"SSC Napoli are delighted to announce the signing of Victor Osimhen from Lille on a permanent transfer," read a statement on the club's website.

"Osimhen helped Nigeria win the U17 World Cup in 2015 when he finished as the tournament's top scorer with 10 goals. He made his full Nigeria debut in June 2017 and so far has 10 caps and four goals to his name."

Overall the Super Eagles star netted 18 goals and registered six assists in 38 games across all competitions last season.

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