After completing a move that has reportedly made him the third most expensive African player ever, Victor Osimhen has made a big promise to his new club Napoli.
The Serie A giants confirmed the acquisition of Osimhen on Friday after several weeks of twist and turn and after initially teasing fans with a Napoli like Lagos tweet, the 21-year old got more serious with his ambition for his new club.
He wrote: The next chapter @officialsscnapoli is a very exciting one and I can’t wait to get on the pitch with the team , I want to thank the fans through the last few weeks,and I will definitely give my all on pitch for the common good of the club🙏🏽#ForzaNapoliSempre Blue circleWhite circle
The next chapter @officialsscnapoli is a very exciting one and I can’t wait to get on the pitch with the team , I want to thank the fans through the last few weeks,and I will definitely give my all on pitch for the common good of the club🙏🏽#ForzaNapoliSempre 🔵⚪️ pic.twitter.com/zIGWTLpSeI
— victor osimhen (@victorosimhen9) July 31, 2020
Osimhen grabbed the headline with his very impressive debut season in France where he scored 18 goals in 38 appearances for Lille
It is reported that Osimhen’s move to Napoli is worth around €50 million (£45m/$59m).
Before finally pitching his tent with Napoli, Arsenal and Liverpool among many other teams were also linked with the 21-year old who remains the record holder as far the FIFA U-17 World Cup is concerned.
The gangling striker banged in 10 goals to help Nigeria win the 2015 edition of the U-17 World and that effectively made the country the most successful team in the tournament
Osimhen’s sojourn in Europe began in 2017 with Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga, before moving to Charleroi in Belgium, initially on loan and then in a permanent transfer.
He hugely impressed in Belgium with 36 goals in 37 appearances, earning him a €14m (£12.5m/$16.5m) move to Ligue 1, where his impressive scoring form continued and now landed him Naples with Napoli.