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Why €80m Osimhen’s Napoli move is being delayed

by Kunle Awosiyan
Victor Osimhen

Victor Osimhen’s move to Napoli is being delayed by negotiations over the striker’s image rights.

The 21-year-old had undergone a successful medical at the Serie A club but is yet to agree on “some little details”, according to his agent and brother-in-law, Stanley Okolo.

The 21-year-old Lille striker is on the verge of completing his transfer for €80m, including bonuses and probably Adam Ounas as part of the exchange.

Napoli have also agreed on €5m plus, along with add-ons, according to reports.

Should the deal be completed this week, the Nigeria international will become Africa’s most expensive footballer.

He will eclipse Ivoirian Nicolas Pepe’s African record when he moved from Lille to Arsenal for £72m last summer.

Osimhen started his European career at Wolfsburg in 2017, going on to Belgian side RSC Charleroi, before his €14m transfer to Lille last summer.

He scored 18 goals and provided six assists in 38 games across all competitions for Lille and was voted the club’s player of the year last season. He also scooped the Marc-Vivien Foe prize for the best African player in Ligue 1.

Meanwhile, La Gazzetta Dello Sport revealed that Juventus and Inter wanted him years ago.

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