REPORT: Victor Osimhen Set to Join Napoli

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Victor Osimhen is set to join Napoli, according to Fabrizio Romano. The 21-year-old has had a breakthrough season at Lille.

Victor Osimhen Close to Joining Napoli

Interest and Price

Tottenham Hotspur were rumoured to be interested in the Lille forward, but it is believed that he will be moving to Serie A instead.

Romano tweeted that the fee is set to be around €60 million (£54.6 million) and was set to sign a deal which will last until the summer of 2025.

Romano also stated there were final details that needed completing before the deal is official.

It’s also believed by the Italian that Napoli are in talks with Sassuolo midfielder, Jeremie Boga. It’s not stated what fee Gli Azzurri offered Sassuolo.

Osimhen Career Statistics

Victor Osimhen began his career at Bundesliga side Wolfsburg. He only made 12 appearances for the German club and was sent out on loan to Belgian side Charleroi.

The Nigerian had a good season in Belgium, scoring 20 goals in all competitions.

Last summer, Osimhen moved to Lille and had an excellent season with the Ligue 1 side. He found the net on 18 occasions, with 13 in the League, and helped them to a fourth-place finish (declared final standings after the Ligue 1 season was curtailed).

Boga Career Statistics

Jeremie Boga began life as a professional footballer at Chelsea, but only made one appearance for the club.

He spent most of his time at the Blues out on loan – at Rennes, Granada and Championship side Birmingham City. Boga then signed for Serie A side Sassuolo in July 2018 for a fee of around £3.5 Million.

It’s been a good season for the Ivorian. He has scored 11 times for the club and has bagged four assists, which has contributed to Sassuolo’s league position in Serie A of eighth.

Positive Signings for Napoli

No doubt the Napoli supporters will be pleased will the potential arrivals at the San Paolo. It has been somewhat of a torrid season for the Serie A side, they had a poor start to the season which cost Carlo Ancelotti his job.

Gennaro Gattuso took over in December and has made somewhat of an impact. Napoli have won ten of their last 14 games in the League which has moved them up to seventh.

Napoli also won the Coppa Italia, after defeating Juventus in the final on penalties.

 

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