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Victor Osimhen, African footballer of the yr in Ligue 1, leaves Lille for Naples

Nigerian Lille striker Victor Osimhen, one of many large revelations of the 2019-2020 season in Ligue 1, signed on for Napoli on Friday, the 2 golf equipment introduced. The 21-year-old Osimhen scored 18 objectives in 38 appearances in all competitions final season with Losc. His switch is estimated at 70 million euros.

Victor Osimhen, winner of the Marc-Vivien Foé prize, won’t put his title on the road subsequent season. The Nigerian striker is leaving Ligue 1 this summer time to have interaction with Naples, in Serie A.

The Italian membership ended the suspense on Friday July 31 for this switch introduced for a number of weeks. The Lille heart ahead has signed for Naples for 5 seasons.

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Very quick, skillful, comfortable in depth or again to purpose, the Tremendous Eagle has displayed astonishing qualities of maturity for its 21 years, changing into indispensable on the forefront of the assault of the Mastiffs.

With 18 objectives, together with 13 within the league, the Nigerian exploded on the nationwide scene but additionally within the Champions League, the place he scored two objectives and impressed the opponents of Lille (Ajax Amsterdam, Chelsea, Valencia).

Colossal added worth

A switch of round 80 million euros, bonus included, image of the ambitions of Naples, however above all an outstanding financial coup for Lille, which had introduced it a yr in the past from the Belgian neighbor of Charleroi, for "solely" 12 hundreds of thousands of euros.

His departure thus permits Lille to realize colossal added worth, consistent with the mannequin of "participant buying and selling" adopted by President Gérard Lopez and his sports activities advisor, Luis Campos.

Neither membership has formally communicated the monetary particulars of the operation, however Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has confirmed the 70 million euros, plus 10 million in bonuses that sources aware of the matter in Lille. had talked about to AFP.

The sum disbursed by Napoli is a type of assure of confidence for Osimhen as a result of it is extremely removed from the requirements of the membership, in good monetary well being, and of Serie A on the whole.

"In Naples, we really feel excellent"

Osimhen, who subsequently selected Italy moderately than England to proceed to develop, will discover in Gennaro Gattuso a coach satisfied of his potential and able to shortly safe him a beginning place.

Even earlier than arriving, Osimhen has in any case already been reassured by Kalidou Koulibaly, who promised him that the tifosi would welcome him greater than with open arms.

"I spoke with him however he already knew every thing. I instructed him that in Naples, we really feel excellent," stated the Senegalese defender to Radio Kiss Kiss.

“After I arrived, I used to be slightly scared too. However after two weeks, I used to be built-in and felt at residence. Naples is an exquisite metropolis with excellent tifosi. Right here, there are solely fanatics soccer doesn't exist anyplace else. "

With AFP