World’s football governing body, Federation of International Football Association, FIFA has hailed Super Eagles forward Victor Osimhen after sealing a record transfer from Lille to Napoli.
Osimhen joined the Italian Serie A side on Thursday, July 31, for a record of €50m plus additional bonuses, a year after signing for Lille from Charleroi for just €12m.
Victor Osimhen's reported fee makes him the most expensive African signing in history pic.twitter.com/7maQak7Nrk
— B/R Football (@brfootball) July 31, 2020
All the best in this next chapter of your career, Victor! pic.twitter.com/TCOqOJm2U8
— FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) July 31, 2020
The former Golden Eaglets ace in the process emerged Nigeria’s most expensive player after seeing off Alex Iwobi’s £30m transfer to Everton.
“From starring at the #U17WC with @NGSuperEagles in 2015 to becoming @en_sscnapoli’s marquee signing.
— CAF (@CAF_Online) July 31, 2020
“All the best in this next chapter of your career, Victor!” FIFA wrote on its official Twitter account moments after the deal was announced.
Interestingly, Osimhen kick-started his international career at the FIFA U-17 World cup in Chile back in 2015, carting home the top-scorer award and the winners medal.
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