VICTOR OSINMHEN: HOW LAGOS STREET HAWKER BECAME AFRICA’S COSTLIEST PLAYER

Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen’s humble beginnings from Olusosun, the Lagos area famed for its dumpsite, to the ambience of one of Europe’s oldest cities, Naples, famed for its wealth of historical monuments, is truly one of football’s Cinderella tales, reports ’TOSIN OLUWALOWO On Friday, Napoli officially announced the signing of Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen from Ligue 1 side Lille on a five-year deal worth €81 million plus add-ons. Aside from the mega-money move making Osimhen the most expensive African footballer ever, the forward, according to close sources, will earn a…

Read More

SUPER EAGLES STRIKER, VICTOR OSINMHEN IN QUARANTINE IN NIGERIA AFTER ARRIVING NIGERIA

Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen signed his African record deal to Napoli from Lille on Friday, and was quarantined by Nigerian health officials thereafter, The PUNCH has exclusively gathered. The deal, worth €70m, which could rise to €80m with bonuses, was completed before the player traveled to Nigeria for holiday, our correspondent gathered from his agent Osita Okolo. “We are hoping they (Napoli and Lille) announce the deal soon as they promised,” Okolo told The PUNCH. “He signed for Napoli last Friday. There was no way Osimhen would have left…

Read More

NAPOLI MOVE: NIGERIA’S VICTOR OSIMHEN TO UNDERGO MEDICALS TOMORROW

Our Reporter   BARRING any last minute volte-face, Nigeria international striker Victor Osimhen may undergo medicals at Italian Serie A club Napoli on Thursday as one of his conditions to seal his transfer from French Ligue 1 side, Lille. There have been so much hullaballoos in the last few weeks over the destination of the 21-year-old  striker but quoting  credible sources privy to the on-going negotiations,  Italian prestige website Italia Football , claimed the deal is almost done  and dusted  with words rife that the player might undergo medical tests …

Read More

LILLE NIGERIAN ATTACKER, VICTOR OSIMHEN SET TO MOVE TO NAPOLI

Osimhen Set for Napoli Switch Italian and French media reported last night that Nigeria and Lille forward, Victor Osimhen has agreed personal terms with Serie A giants Napoli. The media, namely Footmercato, Telefoot and Sport Mediaset claimed that Osimhen who is in Nigeria to mourn his father who died last Saturday has made Napoli his primary objective and worked out personal terms with Director of Sport Cristiano Giuntoli. Although Lille are asking for €80m, similar to the Nicolas Pepe sale to Arsenal a year ago, transfer market sources insisted that…

Read More

LILLE RECEIVES 85MILLION EUROS BID FOR NIGERIAN STRIKER, VICOTR OSIMHEN

Tosin Oluwalowo Lille have received an €85m bid for Nigerian striker, Victor Osimhen, according to Telefoot. According to the report, the unnamed club is interested in securing the services of Osimhen in the summer. The Super Eagles forward has been the subject of interest of clubs, especially in the English Premier League. The clubs include Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal. Osimhen has been in great form since joining Lille from Belgian side Sporting Charleroi last summer and scored18 goals in 38 games. Lille President,  Gerard Lopez, had earlier in the year…

Read More

I SOLD PURE WATER ON THE STREETS OF LAGOS -SUPER EAGLES FORWARD, VICTOR OSIMHEN

Victor Osimhen has opened up about his grass to grace story in the city of Lagos. In his latest interview with BBC Osimhen revealed how tough it was for him growing up as a child. The Super Eagles striker, who has already scored five goals in Ligue 1 this season for Lille, said he once hawked sachet water on the streets of Lagos when he just seven-years-old. “I came from a very poor background, seven children and I was the last born. I lost my mom at the age of…

Read More