Napoli Are Emerging Top Contenders To Sign Nigerian Star Victor Osimhen, After Making A €60m Bid.

SSC Napoli have joined the chase for the signature of the Nigerian hotshot Victor Osimhen in the summer transfer window.

The SerieA side are reportedly preparing a €60million for the youngster Osimhen, as they hope to start rebuilding the squad and replace Dries Mertens whoose contract with the Italian side is set to expire this summer.

The Belgian forward has also been linked with different transfer speculations to either join Chelsea, Arsenal, Roma or Newcastle as a free agent next season.

CloudNine Sports reported last week that Victor Osimhen stated that he is now ready to play for any top European club, after rejecting a move to join Arsenal, Barcelona and a host of other Europe top clubs after his sensational performance at the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

The 21-year-old Nigerian star, is said to be Gennaro Gattuso’s first choice at the Stadio San Paolo next season, ahead of Paris Saint-German forward Edison Cavani who’s available to join as a free transfer.

The former Wolfsburg striker Osimhen is currently having a sensational debut performance for French club Lille and has scored 18 goals and bagged six assists in 37 appearances across all competitions this season, before the season was suspended indefinitely due to the current global health crisis caused by coronavirus.

He has also scored four goals in his eight caps for the Super Eagles of Nigeria since making his debut in 2017, and winning the 2019 AFCON bronze medal with the team in Egypt.

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