Victor Osimhen has officially become Nigeria’s most expensive player after completing a big-money move from Lille to Napoli.
The Nigerian international striker, who scored 18 goals in 38 appearances for the French club in the 2019-20 season, moves to Naples in a five-year deal worth €70 million
Overall operation, the one that brought Osimhen to Naples, from 70 million euros gross (Lille will pay 5% of the solidarity percentage to the old clubs, therefore 66.5 net) plus an additional 10 bonuses (some even difficult to achieve related above all to the placings) Champions League matches, from the quarterfinals to the trophy victory) payable in 5 years.
Furthermore, a separate operation has been signed with Lille which includes the transfer of 4 Napoli players to France: these are the goalkeeper Karnezis and the three Primavera Claudio Manzi, central defender born in 2000, Ciro Palmieri, attacker 2000 also sought by the Chelsea from a very young age, and Luigi Liguori ’98 forward who made his last year on loan at Fermana in Serie C.
For the 4 players, Lille will pay Napoli 20 million euros net (Lille will pay the solidarity contribution to the third clubs): the cash outlay to buy Osimhen for Napoli is therefore 50 million euros gross (47.5 net) .
Osimhen will earn a salary of around € 4 million net per season, which will increase to 4.5 million in the past two years. His first words come from his Twitter account: “I can’t wait to wear this emblematic shirt. Thanks for the warm welcome.”
The Serie A side announced the signing in a statement via its website and Twitter page on Friday, saying: ‘SSC Napoli are delighted to announce the signing of Victor Osimhen from Lille on a permanent transfer.’
— Official SSC Napoli (@en_sscnapoli) July 31, 2020