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BY: OLATOYE OLAWALE

Nigeria forward Victor Osimhen

Lille president Gerrard Lopez has admitted that a move to Serie A club Napoli will be suitable for Nigeria forward Victor Osimhen, there is ongoing negotiations between the French side and Italian giants over his  transfer.

Osimhen visited Napoli last week and had fruitful discussions with manager Gennaro Gatuso and the club president Aurelio De Laurentiis who is in good relationships with his Lille counterpart Gerard Lopez is leading the cause of the transfer.

Victor Osimhen is one of the best strikers in Europe considering his superb performances for Lille since he replaced Ivorian star Nicolas Pepe.

But despite all the clubs who have shown interest to sign Victor Osimhen, it appears that Napoli are the side who are so serious in having the Super Eagles forward.

Napoli are however yet to meet Lille’s valuation of the player with negotiations also still ongoing on his salary which would be around €5m.

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" He asked me and I gave him the name of the club that in my eyes corresponds most with him. And in terms of his style of play, the manager and the progression that he wants to achieve. Napoli is just below Juventus and Barcelona, they can be considered on the same level of Atletico Madrid. 

" If Osimhen should go there, he would become their superstar: he has the quality to play under pressure and I believe he would have a city like Napoli at his feet, which would be a unique thing in the career of a player,” Perez told La Voix du Nord in interview.

" We have received different offers for him, we are in agreement on discussing what will be best for his future, and with which coach he would do best with.”

The 21-year-old has also been linked with English Premier League and La Liga clubs but Napoli are confident that they have stolen a march on their rivals for his services.

Osimhen scored 18 goals and bagged six assists in 38 appearances across all competitions for Lille last season.

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