Napoli has officially completed the transfer of Victor Osimhen from Lille to become the second most expensive African player of all time.
Napoli had to pay 70 million euros to get Victor Osimhen from Lille, but if you include the bonus, the value would be up to 80 million euros. That is how they beat rivals Arsenal and Chelsea.
So, in the case of full payment, Osimhen will surpass Nicolas Pepe (79 million euros, from Lille to Arsenal) to become the most expensive African player of all time. Osimhen costs 70 million euros plus 10 million bonuses. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, this is a contract worth 80 million euros, including 70 million to pay for 5 years and a bonus of 10 million for certain results. In addition, Lille took 4 players including Karnezis, Manzo, Palmieri and Liguori from Napoli, but two separate activities.
For his part, Osimhen signed a 5-year contract and received a salary of 4 million euros for the first year. It will increase to 4.5 million until the last year. Osimhen is appreciated for his ability to score goals. Osimhen was born in Lagos, Nigeria on December 29, 1998. He grew up in the Strickers Academy youth club in Lagos, becoming a professional when he moved to Wolfsburg.
In Germany, Osimhen played in the 2017/18 season and then went to Belgium to play for Charleroi, where he scored 20 goals in 36 matches.
This development of Osimhen continues to be maintained in France with Lille in the 2019/20 season, where he has 18 goals in 38 appearances.
For Nigeria, Osimhen conquered the 2015 World Cup U17 in 2015 as a top scorer with 10 goals. In the senior national team, he debuted in June 2017 and so far he has 10 games, scoring 4 goals.