SSC Napoli signs Nigerian striker, Victor Osimhen

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The Italian football club, Società Sportiva Calcio Napoli, commonly referred to as Napoli has signed Nigerian striker, Victor Osimhen on permanent transfer from Lille. The Naples, Campania based professional football club made the official announcement on Friday, July 31.
The announcement reads,

“SSC Napoli are delighted to announce the signing of Victor Osimhen from Lille on a permanent transfer.

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The 21-year-old striker was born in Lagos, Nigeria on 29 December 1998.

Osimhen came through the youth ranks at Ultimate Strikers Academy in Lagos and turned professional shortly after his 18th birthday when he joined Wolfsburg.

He spent the 2017/18 season in Germany before moving to Charleroi on loan the following year. He was an instant success in the Jupiler Pro League, netting 20 goals in 36 appearances.

Lille snapped him up in the summer of 2019 and he went on to play 38 times for the French side, bagging 18 goals in the process.

Osimhen helped Nigeria win the U17 World Cup in 2015, when he finished as the tournament’s top scorer with 10 goals. He made his full Nigeria debut in June 2017 and so far has 10 caps and four goals to his name.”

Società Sportiva Calcio Napoli, which plays in Serie A, the top flight of Italian football has won two league titles, six Coppa Italia titles, two Supercoppa Italiana titles, and one UEFA Cup.

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