Osimhen signs for Napoli

Napoli seal record deal for Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen

L'Équipe report that Ligue 1 side Lille have concluded an agreement with Napoli to sign Greek worldwide and 35-year-old goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis for a fee worth between €4m to €5m.

The talented player will see a €70million payday in the first year which could rise to €80million based on performance-related add-ons.

Osimhen enjoyed an incredible debut season in France, scoring 13 Ligue 1 goals for Lille who ended the campaign in the fourth spot before the league was cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak. "All that's left to do now is the announcement".

Although no official fee was announced for the signing of the 21-year-old striker, several sources claim the deal is worth over $96 million (81.3m Euros) which makes the forward one of the most expensive African player of all time.


Osimhen won the 2015 U-17 World Cup with Nigeria. For the past few weeks, all major talks in football around the world are about Osimhen. "I congratulate Osimhen for this record move to Napoli, but I will also advice him to maintain his high profile, and be a good ambassador of Nigeria in Napoli", Adelabu stated.

Tuttomecartowebb reported on Wednesday afternoon that only Laurentiis signature is missing from the contract paperwork that is about 36 pages after which the former Lille striker will officially become Napoli's newest buy.

Czajka, who had parted ways with the Lille forward over undisclosed personal reasons, claimed that himself and a Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly convinced Osimhen to embrace the move after a trip to Napoli.

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