Nigerian forward Victor Osimhen is expected to complete a move worth £74million to the San Paolo stadium this week. He is also set to have his medical at Napoli according to Football Italia.
Reports claim a move for the player would have been done & dusted but the move was held up.
The Lille striker was looking forward to a move to the Premier League with both Arsenal & Chelsea considered possible destinations following the French club’s business rapport with both teams in recent years.
Arsenal signed Nicolas Pepe from Lille & Chelsea splashed the cash to acquire Belgian star Eden Hazard from Lille in 2012.
However, with the price agreed upon, Victor Osimhen will join Dries Mertens & Lorenzo Insigne in the attack.
The 21 years old Nigerian forward has been in blistering form since joining Lille from Charleroi. Scoring 13 goals in 25 appearances as Lille finished the 2019/20 season in fourth place.
Both London clubs will be missing out on Lille star who’s on the brink of joining the Naples in a £74million deal. According to reports in Italy.
Victor Osimhen was a summer target for the Gunners & Chelsea respectively among a host of other Premier League clubs but Gattuso’s Napoli appears to have won the race to sign the Nigerian attacker.
Lille owner, Gerard Lopez revealed at the end of May. That multiple bids were submitted for the Lille star before coach Christophe Galtier confirmed that he will be heading to Serie A.
Osimhen to Undergo Medical as Napoli target another Nigerian: The manager said
“I have always known that Victor & Gabriel would definitely leave the club. They are working so hard for the team.
We are preparing for the new season with players who are here & those likely to replace them. The club is working to replace Victor Osimhen.
Lille signed Victor Osimhem last year to Ligue 1 after his dazzling performances for the Belgian side where he had a loan spell in the 2018/2019 season.
As they continue their pursuit of Lille’s young forward. Napoli is also looking to make move for Torino defender Ola Aina according to Italian media outlet Corriere Dello Sport.
The 23-year-old defender is coming to the end of his second campaign in Serie A. Where he has played 28 games with 2 assists.
Ola Aina is a versatile wingback who can play on both the left & right side of defense, Aina would be expected to provide stiff competition for Albania’s Elseid Hysaj & Italy’s Giovanni Di Lorenzo should the Nigerian move to Napoli.
The Nigerian international was looking forward to a return to England with Everton & West Ham linked with the player.
Gennaro Gattuso has been an admirer of the wing-back & could convince him to stay back in Italy & join Napoli with a chance to play in Europe next term.
The 2019 African Cup of Nations bronze winner left Chelsea for Torino on a permanent deal. After his impressive season-long loan at the Serie A club during the 2018/19 season.