- Victor Osimhen had a remarkable season at Lille before his switch to Napoli
- The youngster scored 18 goals and made six assists before his departure
- He has been named in Europe’s best U-21 team for 2019/20 season
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Victor Osimhen’s 18 goals for French Ligue 1 side Lille at the just-concluded season have not gone unnoticed as the youngster has been named in Europe’s best U-21 team.
Osimhen made 38 appearances for Lille at the recently ended season before he finally sealed a mouthwatering deal to join Italia Serie A outfit Napoli.
Napoli completed the transfer agreement for the Nigerian striker for fee plus an array of potential bonuses that takes the deal up to €50 million (about N23 billion).
He will now stay in Naples until 2025 and have an option to further the deal for another year and this comes at a time when Napoli star Dries Mertens also offered to help the Nigerian settle at the club.
Other players on the best U-21 list include AC Milan goalkeeper, Donaruma, Bayern Munich’s Alfonso Davies, Upamecano (RB Leipzig), Kabak (Schalke 04), Camavinga (Rennes), Trent-Alexander Arnold (Liverpool), Tonali (Brescia), Odegaard (Real Sociedad), Barrow (Bologna), and Jordan Sancho (Dortmund).
Osimhen who emerged as the top goal scorer at the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup with 10 goals has scored four goals for the Super Eagles in his 10 appearances for the West African nation.
The 21-year-old who is an orphan lost his mother at a young age before losing his father back in May.
But according to the young striker, his mother and father would be proud of him after becoming Africa’s most expensive player. Osimhen became the most expensive African player of all time after completing the move to his new club.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Odion Ighalo is currently the highest-earning Nigerian footballer as the Manchester United striker is paid a massive £125K-a-week fee after he successfully extended his contract at Old Trafford.
Manchester United have confirmed that Nigerian international Ighalo will remain at the club until January 2021. The 30-year-old joined the Red Devils earlier this year from Shanghai Shenhua for an initial six months loan deal and further extended the deal until 2021.
He earns a whopping sum of money ahead of sensational youngster Victor Osimhen who will be earning £96,000-a-week at his new club Napoli.
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