- Victor Osimhen is currently Africa’s most expensive player costing Italian club Napoli €83 million
- A photo which the player took back in 2014 praying for wealth has surfaced online as fans continue to react
- Osimhen was seen in a Chelsea shirt as reports claim he grew up as a fan of the club
A 2014 photo of Super Eagles star Victor Osimhen is already making the rounds on social media depicting how he moved from ‘grass to grace’.
The Napoli sensation was recently ranked the 98th most expensive player in the world according to the latest KPMG report published on the market value of 150 football stars.
The 22-year-old currently holds the status of Africa's most expensive player after his move from Lille to Napoli last summer.
Super Eagles legend reveals how he ran away from home after his father wanted him to become a mechanic
His signature cost the Italian League giants about €83 million and the report values the former youth international at €50 million (about N29 billion). And this makes him the most valued Nigerian footballer.
In spite of a fall of €6.8 million on his valuation from December 2020, the Nigerian still ranks higher than the duo of Paul Pogba and Kalidou Koulibaly.
In the photo shared by Wesley Sports on Facebook, Osimhen was seen donning a replica of Chelsea of England shirt as it was gathered that the youngster grew up supporting the Blues.
He captioned his picture: "Wealth is certain by His (God) grace #BELIEVE#"
Seven years after that post, Osimhen is presently living his dream as he currently earns €5M (N2.3bn) at Napoli.
Osimhen was on target for Napoli in their 2-1 triumph over Sampdoria as he increased his goal tally in the league to five goals this campaign.
The 22-year-old attacker got on the score-sheet in the 87th minute after firing home a superb short from close range.
Osimhen ran towards the goal area before shooting despite Maya Yoshida breathing down on his neck after Dries Mertens served him the ball.
The Nigeria international has now scored five goals and two assists in 16 Serie A matches so far this season.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Taribo West no doubt is the most successful Nigerian defender that played in Europe but his success story about how he lived the dream is something to write home about.
The former Nigerian international said he ran away from his father's house after being told he was going to be a roadside mechanic.
The centre-half fled home from his base at Port-Harcourt all the way down to Lagos in a quest to achieve his dreams as a footballer.