Italian Serie A giants, Napoli are set to sign Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen
The Italian club want to sign Osimehn for a fee of €81m.
Should the deal pull through, Victor Osimhen will become most expensive Nigerian player in history.
Although the deal is yet to be finalized, the General Director of Lille football club of France, Marc Ingla confirmed the report.
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In his debut season with Lille, the striker won the Marc-Vivien Foe award for Best African player of the year in Ligue one
According to Lille General Director Ingla, Osimhen’s transfer to Napoli has reached the final stage.
“We are in the last stage [of discussions]. The player has made his choice. It is a regret to see him leave but we must be aware of the strength of the market,”
“We do not hide our economic model. We must not only consider the amount of the transfer but also the salary that is offered to the player.
“We are not a final destination. With us, players thrive. We use their talent but we also build their careers. We are also in this process. It is the life of a club and the market. For him and his family, this can be an exceptional opportunity.”