Victor Osimhen Signs For Napoli,Becomes The Most Expensive African Footballer in History

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Italian side, Napoli have signed Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen, the club confirmed in a statement on Friday. 

The 21-year-old has signed a five-year contract with the Serie A sides after his impressive season in France with Lille.

Welcome, Victor!” Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis tweeted before the club confirmed the signing via their Twitter account.

Can’t wait to put on this iconic jersey, thank you for the warm welcome @sscnapoli #forzanapolisempre,” the player tweeted following the confirmation of his switch.

Lille, where the Nigeria international played for just a year also confirmed the move. “We’d like to extend our heartfelt thanks to @victorosimhen9 and wish this Super Eagle Flag of Nigeria the very best of #LOSC luck in his new adventure with @en_sscnapoli,” the Ligue 1 club said on Twitter.

Although no official fee was announced for the signing of the 21-year-old striker, several sources claim the deal is worth over $96 million (81.3m Euros) which makes the forward one of the most expensive African player of all time.

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