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BREAKING! Osimhen arrives Napoli to complete €70m deal

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Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen has reportedly arrived in Napoli with his agent and is expected to sign a five-year deal worth €70 million.

The Lille forward was spotted in Italy this afternoon alongside his agent, and he is expected to join Genaro Gattuso’s team this summer.

Reports in Italy also emerged that Chelsea has indicated interest in the forward, but it appears Napoli has beaten Frank Lampard’s team to his signature.

The deal will make him the most expensive Nigerian player, beating the record of Alex Iwobi’s £40m move from Arsenal to Everton last summer.

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Osimhen and his agent spotted in Italy this afternoon (Photo credit: Gianluca Dimarzio)

The Athletic NG reported last month that Osimhen was willing to join Napoli after initially turning down overtures from the Serie A Club.

Osimhen joined Lille last summer from Belgian side Sporting Charleroi, replacing Ivory Coast international Nicolas Pepe, who moved to Arsenal.

The forward wasted no time to establish himself in the French top-flight, scoring seven goals in his opening nine games which saw him scoop the Player of the Month award for October.  

The 21-year-old was voted Lille’s player of the season, ending the season with 18 goals and six assists in 38 appearances across all competitions.

The Super Eagles striker was also recently rewarded for his five-star performances in his debut Ligue 1 season, winning the Marc Vivien Foe best Ligue 1 African player award.

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