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Victor Osimhen joins Lille on a 5-year deal

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Nigeria international Victor Osimhen has completed a move to French Ligue 1 side, Lille from Charleroi.

The 20-year-old signed a 5-year contract with Les Dogues for a reported €12m plus €3m in bonuses that will keep him at the club until 2024.

Speaking after penning the deal, Osimhen, who will wear No.7 shirt for the club said: “Lille is a very good club that has a high-quality project and attracts players with great class, even more so than ever before in recent years.

“Great Nigerian players have also played here. I want to commit myself to following in their footsteps. I am therefore very happy to be here and to join this great club called Lille.

“I am still very young, I am learning and I think that this project suits me perfectly to continue to progress.”

Osimhen scored 12 goals in 25 league appearances for Sporting Charleroi last season.

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