- Victor Osimhen is now on the verge of joining Italian side Napoli
- This comes after Lille president confirmed that he will be a superstar at the club
- Osimhen has been in brilliant form since he moved to France
Lille president Gerard Lopez has finally confirmed that there is ongoing negotiations between the French side and Italian giants Napoli over the transfer of Nigerian star Victor Osimhen.
Osimhen is one of the best strikers in Europe considering his superb performances for Lille since he replaced Ivorian star Nicolas Pepe.
But despite all the clubs who have shown interest to sign Osimhen, it appears that Napoli are the side who are serious in having the Super Eagles forward.
While speaking with La Voix du Nord, Lille president Lopez stated clearly that Napoli are a big team and Osimhen will be their superstar if he should join them.
“We have received several offers for Victor. We have exchanged a lot. We get on well and he has an extraordinary life."
''He asked me and I gave him the name of the club that in my eyes corresponds most with him. And in terms of his style of play, the manager and the progression that he wants to achieve."
“Napoli? They are just under Juventus or Barcelona but are at the same level as Atletico Madrid. If he goes over there, he will be their superstar."
''With Napoli at his feet, it has to mean something in the life of a footballer. Victor has this strength to perform under pressure,'' he explained.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Italian club Napoli stepped up their bid to land Nigeria’s Osimhen as they are ready to offer Algerian midfielder Adam Ounas plus cash for the Super Eagles striker.
Reports by Italian outlet Tuttoport have it that Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis who is in good relationship with his Lille counterpart Gerard Lopez, is leading the cause of the transfer.
It was gathered that the deal could be completed for a figure around €40m which is equivalent to N17.4 billion.
The 21-year-old has also been linked with English Premier League and La Liga clubs but Napoli are confident that they have stolen a march on their rivals for his services.
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