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Napoli smash club-transfer record for €50m Nigerian striker Osimhen

The 21-year-old arrives in Serie A from Lille.

Osimhen scored 18 goals in all competitions before Ligue 1 ended prematurely.
Osimhen scored 18 goals in all competitions before Ligue 1 ended prematurely.
Image: Twitter/SSC Napoli

NIGERIA FORWARD VICTOR Osimhen has signed for Serie A side Napoli from French outfit Lille, the two clubs announced today.

Neither club officially gave details of the transfer, but Italian media report that Napoli have shelled out €50 million before add-ons worth a potential €10m.

That figure would be a club record transfer fee paid by Napoli. The previous record was the €42m paid to PSV Eindhoven for Hirving Lozano in August 2019. 

Osimhen, 21, scored 18 times last season and was one of the revelations of France’s curtailed campaign.

football-lille-vs-olympique-marseille He's capped nine times for Nigeria. Source: Lefevre Sylvain/ABACA

Napoli go into their final match of the season against Lazio knowing they will finish seventh in Serie A.

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They have qualified for the group stage of the Europa League by virtue of winning the Italian Cup.

© – AFP, 2020

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