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Napoli beat Arsenal and Chelsea to signing of Victor Osimhen from Lille in £74m deal

Napoli beat Arsenal and Chelsea to signing of Victor Osimhen from Lille in £74m deal after striker enjoyed superb season in France

  • Napoli have completed the signing of striker Victor Osimhen from Lille for £74m 
  • Osimhen was in demand, with Arsenal and Chelsea having both targeted him 
  • The Nigeria international scored 13 goals in 27 Ligue 1 appearances this season 

Napoli have signed striker Victor Osimhen from Lille in a £74million deal.

The Serie A side fended off competition from Arsenal and Chelsea to sign the Nigeria international.

Osimhen was in demand after he scored 13 goals in 27 Ligue 1 appearances for Lille this season.

Napoli have beaten Arsenal and Chelsea to the signing of striker Victor Osimhen for £74m

Napoli, who confirmed the signing on their official website, will finish in seventh place in Serie A, and will be involved in the Europa League next season. 

Osimhen tweeted: ‘Can’t wait to put on this iconic jersey, thank you for the warm welcome. 

After commencing his senior career at Wolfsburg, Osimhen was sent out on loan to Charleroi, who then activated their option to sign him permanently prior to sanctioning a transfer to Lille last year.

Osimhen was in high demand after he scored 13 goals in 27 Ligue 1 appearances for Lille

Osimhen was in high demand after he scored 13 goals in 27 Ligue 1 appearances for Lille

The talented striker will add to Gennaro Gattuso's attacking options at Napoli next season

The talented striker will add to Gennaro Gattuso’s attacking options at Napoli next season

The 21 year old has scored four goals in nine appearances for Nigeria.

Napoli forward Arkadiusz Milik has been linked with a move to Juventus, while there have been suggestions that Lille could replace Omishen with Rangers’ Alfredo Morelos, although such a deal has yet to materialise. 



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