Osimhen set for €81m Napoli transfer

Nigeria forward Victor Osimhen is finally ready to join Serie A club Napoli.

The 21-year-old visited Napoli’s training facilities, head coach Gennaro Gatusso and president Aurelio De Laurentiis two weeks ago – but was said to be not too keen on linking up with the Partenopei due to racism issue in Italy.

But the former VFL Wolfsburg striker spoke with Senegal forward Kalidou Koulibaly who reassured him there is no racism issue in Italy.

According to multiple reports, Napoli director Cristiano Guintoli met Lille president Gerard Lopez and Osimhen’s intermediaries for more face-to-face negotiations on Monday.

He hopes to sweep aside the remaining doubts and convince Osimhen that this is the best step in his career.

The cost of the transfer will be in the region of €50m plus Adam Ounas, which will bring the total up to €81m.

Osimhen scored 18 goals and recorded six assists in 38 appearances across all competitions for Lille in the 2019/20 season, making him one of the most sought after forwards on the continent.



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