Napoli forward and Nigeria International Victor Osimhen is set wear the number 9 jersey for the Sicilian club as the Series A kicks off today, Felele247.com.ng understands.
An inside source disclosed to Felele247.com.ng in Italy that club Manager Gennero Gattuso is pleased with the Super Eagles performance during the preseason warmup games where the former golden eaglets scored two hattricks in he space of 4days.
Osimhen joined Napoli from Lille n 31 July 2020, Serie A club Napoli announced the signing of Osimhen,for a club-record fee of €70 million potentially rising to €80 million with add-ons.
He scored two hat-tricks in a row in the pre-season, against L’Aquila and Teramo
In July 2019 he signed for Lille OSC.On 11 August 2019, Osimhen made his Ligue 1 debut for Lille OSC, scoring a brace against Nantes. The match ended 2–1 in favour of Lille.
He was named the Ligue 1 ‘Player of the Month’ for September 2019 having scored two goals and assisted two more in Lille’s five league matches.
On June 2, 2020, Osimhen won the Player of the Season award by Lille – having secured the highest votes from fans.
The Nigerian finished the season scoring 13 goals in 25 Ligue 1 matches, finishing the season as their top scorer.
He scored 18 goals across competitions for Lille in 2019–20.