SSC Napoli announced the signing of Victor Osimhen on a five-year contract with a record deal of €50m from Lille this Friday.
Victor Osimhen was born in Lagos, Nigeria on December 29, 1998.
Raised in the youth clubs of the “Strickers Academy” in Lagos, he became a professional when he moved to Wolfsburg when he was an adult. In Germany he played in the 2017/18 season and then spent the following year at Charleroi. He plays 36 games in the Belgian team scoring 20 seasonal goals.
His experience continued at Lille in 2019/20 where he collected 38 appearances and 18 goals.
Victor Osimhen react after his announcement on his Twitter handle – @victorosimhen9: ‘Can’t wait to put on this iconic jersey,thank you for the warm welcome. Mum and Dad will be proud for sure’.
According to the President of Napoli President De Laurentiis: “Welcome Victor! ”
Osimhen is a Nigerian national. With the Under 17 he conquered the World Cup in 2015 in which he distinguished himself by graduating top scorer with 10 goals. In the senior national team he made his debut in June 2017 and with Nigeria so far he has 10 appearances and 4 goals.