Lille president, Gerard Perez has tipped Victor Osimhen to change the fortunes of Napoli if he eventually signs the dotted line with the Naples side.
Osimhen is still in negotiations with Napoli over what he would earn as bonuses but talks have reached an advance stage with coach Genaro Gattuso side. But Lille eggheads believe Osimhen will combine hard work with versatility full of common sense to become Napoli’s best signings of the decades.
Perez is currently in Italy to intensify negotiation with Napoli for Osimhen’s imminent switch to Italy.
“Napoli is just below Juventus and Barcelona. It can be considered equivalent to Atletico Madrid. If Victor were to go there, he would become their star because he has the qualities to make it and have a city like Naples behind him, I think it is a unique experience for a footballer “.said the Lille number in an interview with La Voix du Nord newspaper.
Osimhen has been Napoli priority after coach Genaro Gattusso vowed to bring in a promising forward with club legend Dries Mertens past his peak at the age of 33.
The Nigeria international is leaving Lille after just one successful season with 18 goals in 31 games across all competitions.
The Nigerian scored twice in the Champions League with the goals coming against Chelsea and Valencia.
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Lille’s Nigerian forward Victor Osimhen celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match between AS Monaco (ASM) and Lille OSC (LOSC) at the “Louis II” stadium in Monaco, on December 21, 2019. (Photo by VALERY HACHE / AFP) (Photo by VALERY HACHE/AFP via Getty Images)
For his impact in the 2019/2020 season, the young striker got a slew of awards to his name including Lille’s Player of the Year and the Prix Marc-Vivien Foé, the award given to the Best African player in Ligue 1 in a season.
He was also included in Ligue 1’s Team of the Season.
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