Victor Osimhen Becomes The Most Expensive African Player Ever After Napoli Move
Victor Osimhen has become the most expensive African player of all time after sealing a record move to Napoli.
The Nigerian forward has joined the Neapolitan outfit for an initial €71.2 million but a further €10.1 million is guaranteed in add-ons, taking the overall fee to €81.3 million - as per French newspaper L'Equipe.
It eclipses the £72 million Arsenal paid to land Nicolas Pepe, who Osimhen then replaced in Lille's attack after the Ivorian's big-money move to the Emirates Stadium.
The next chapter @officialsscnapoli is a very exciting one and I can't wait to get on the pitch with the team , I want to thank the fans through the last few weeks,and I will definitely give my all on pitch for the common good of the club:pray:#ForzaNapoliSempre :large_blue_circle::white_circle: pic.twitter.com/zIGWTLpSeI- victor osimhen (@victorosimhen9) July 31, 2020
Mom and dad are proud for sure:heart: :dove:- victor osimhen (@victorosimhen9) July 31, 2020
The former Wolfsburg man will earn between €4 million and €5.5 million a year net without bonuses in Napoli -a huge wage increase from the €80,000 he was collecting monthly in France.
Belgium side Charleroi, Osimhen's former club, will receive €7 million from the transfer as a result of a sell-on percentage clause they inserted when he departed last summer.
Osimhen, who scored a record ten goals in the Under 17 World Cup in 2015 as he fired Nigeria to silverware in Chile, won Lille's player of the season after a stellar solitary season in Ligue One.
But it's Napoli who have secured his services as Osimhen continues his remarkable football journey. As a youngster he used to sell bottled water on the streets of Olusosun, now he's the most expensive African footballer in history.
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