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Osimhen to become the most expensive Nigerian player after €70m Napoli move

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Red-hot Nigerian striker, Victor Osimhen is set to seal a €70m Napoli deal. The Lille star was spotted in Naples as he moves to finalise talks with the Serie A club.

Osimhen will become the most expensive Nigerian player when the deal is finalised.

Below is top seven Nigerian most expensive players:

1.Alex Iwobi – Arsenal to Everton- £35m

2.Kelechi Iheanacho – Manchester City to Leicester City- £25m

3.Odion Ighalo – Watford to Changchun Yatai- €23.3m

4.Obi Mikel – Lyn Oslo to Chelsea – €20m

5.Ahmed Musa – CSKA to Leicester – €19.5m

6.Wilfred Ndidi – Genk to Leicester – €17.6m

7.Yakubu Aiyegbeni – Middlesbrough to Everton – €16.5m

Victor Osimhen Arriving in Italy
Victor Osimhen arriving in Italy for talks with Napoli

Osimhen was in Italy specifically on a familiarisation visit to his prospective new club, according to a report.

The report had it that OSC Lille owner, Gérard Lopez has made up his mind to sell the Nigerian to his bosom friend who owns Napoli.

“Lille wants him to get used to the environment. Victor is not in Italy to sign any deal.

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“We spoke for several hours last night and he told me everything about the deal. He (Osimhen) knows what is good for him, so we are not losing any sleep over the likely transfer to Napoli,” the player’s brother, Andrew told Daily SunSports in a telephone chat.

Meanwhile, Osimhen has reportedly told Napoli to sign his Lille teammate, Gabriel, who is also in talks with the Italian club over a move.

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