- Victor Osimhen is excited to complete a move from Lille to Napoli
- The Italian League giants were said to have splashed $96m on the Nigerian star
- Osimhen has now become the most expensive African player of all time after the move
- The 21-year-old scored 18 goals and six assists in his first season in France
Nigerian football star Victor Osimhen is delighted to open the next chapter of his career after sealing a move to Italian League giants Napoli in a deal valued around $96 million from Lille according to BBC Sport.
The 21-year-old Super Eagles attacker became the most expensive African player of all time after completing the move to his new club.
Osimhen attracted the attention of top European managers last campaign including that of Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho after scoring 18 goals and six assists in his debut season in France.
His performances saw him win Les Dogues' best player of the season and also beat others to clinch Prix Marc-Vivien Foe award for outstanding African players in the French League.
The former Wolfsburg striker, while reacting to his new move, says he cannot wait to get started for the Stadio Olimpico outfit next season.
"The next chapter at Napoli is a very exciting one and I can’t wait to get on the pitch with the team," Osimhen tweeted.
"I want to thank the fans through the last few weeks, and I will definitely give my all on the pitch for the common good of the club," he concluded.
The forward kicked off his career with Nigerian U-17 players and went ahead to score a record 10 goals at the FIFA U-17 World Cup in 2015, thereby helping his team claim the title.
Apart from playing in Germany for a short spell, he has also played in Belgium before moving to France last summer.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Victor Osimhen has officially joined Italia Serie A side Napoli as the club have finally unveiled the youngster after weeks of trying to seal the deal.
The Italian League side completed the transfer agreement for the 21-year-old for fee plus an array of potential bonuses that takes the deal up to €50million (about N23billion).
The two clubs, Lille and Napoli, signed the final relevant documents on Friday, July 24, with Osimhen having already passed a medical with the Serie A club in Rome a week earlier.
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