Napoli ready to finalise €81 million deal for Lille striker

Adriano Boin Date:14th July 2020 at 8:19pm
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Victor Osimhen’s proposed move to Napoli looks set to be completed in the coming hours with reports suggesting the Azzurri will land the Lille striker in a deal worth €81 million.

The 21-year-old has been linked with a move to Campania for several weeks, and recent reports stated he visited the club’s training facilities as they looked to push a deal over the finish line.

Sport Mediaset reports that visit looks to have paid off, as Napoli sporting director Cristiano Giuntoli is in Sardinia where a deal could be wrapped up as soon as Tuesday evening.

The report states the Azzurri will pay €81m for the Nigerian striker, though Corriere dello Sport states the deal will be in the region of €50m plus Adam Ounas in order to reach that figure.

Osimhen will sign a contract that pays him €5m a season, with a medical and announcement coming as soon as Thursday.

The transfer would seal a second major sale in two seasons for Lille, who sold Nicolas Pepe to Arsenal last summer for €80m.