- Victor Osimhen is on the verge of making a record move to Napoli
- NFF president Amaju Pinnick says he will break Maradona's record at the club
- Osimhen netted 18 goals last season for Lille which made him a top target in Europe
Amaju Pinnick who is the president of the Nigerian Football Federation has stated emphatically that Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen will break Maradona's record at Napoli.
The Nigerian football chief claimed that the player has told him that he is happy going to Napoli and confirmed his readiness to do well in the Italian Serie A.
However, Napoli or Lille have not announced the transfer of Victor Osimhen who scored 18 goals for Lille last season in France.
Maradona joined Napoli from Barcelona in 1984 and in his time there he elevated the team to the most successful era in its history.
The Argentine football legend scored 81 goals in 188 League appearances for Napoli before he left the side.
“I just heard from Osimhen. He told me; President, I am happy. I will make Napoli proud.
“He can reach great goals with Napoli and match the historical deeds of Maradona. I heard from him, he said he will make Naples proud, he is very excited.
''It will be a new challenge for him in a big club, trust him and he will reach the most important goals with the team,'' Pinnick told SSC Napoli news.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Premier League champions Liverpool have been labeled as the wrong destination for Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen who is on the verge of joining Italian side Napoli.
Liverpool chiefs were said to have been impressed with Victor Osimhen's performances last term in France where he scored 18 goals for Lille.
Their intention is to go for the signing of the Nigerian star this summer before Napoli emerged to be his next destination and Jurgen Klopp is disappointed.
It has now been declared that Victor Osimhen made the right choice not to move to Premier League side Liverpool where he may not get active playing time.
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