Cristiano Giuntoli, Napoli director of sport has revealed that it was tough during negotiations to sign Super Eagles forward, Victor Osimhen.
The Serie A club officially unveiled the Nigerian striker at the press conference following his big money transfer from Lille.
Napoli paid At €50m plus €10m in bonuses and three youth team players for Osimhen to make the former Golden Eaglets star the most expensive ever Napoli signing.
“I remember Osimhen in the Under-17 World Cup and he had a great tournament. It was a tough negotiation process because it was done at a distance, so clearly we didn’t get the usual sense of whether this was going to work or not,” said Giuntoli.
“Thankfully, it all went well. It was an expensive investment, but we are convinced he will do very well.”
Osimhen scored 18 goals with six assists from 38 matches for Lille in all competitions during the 2019/2020season.