Napoli have agreed an initial €60m fee with Lille for 21-year-old Nigeria international, Victor Osimhen, who is set to sign a five-year contract and join the Serie A side in the most expensive transfer deal of the summer so far.
Osimhen scored 18 goals in all competitions for Lille before the French season ended prematurely owing to the Covid-19 pandemic and has been linked with several English clubs including Manchester United and Liverpool. But Osimhen, who changed agent last week, looks set to move to Napoli after negotiations between the clubs were completed on Thursday.
It is understood the fee could rise to €81m after a number of performance-related add-ons – €1m more than the African record transfer fee Arsenal paid Lille for the Ivory Coast international Nicolas Pépé last summer. There is also an option to extend Osimhen’s contract by a further year.