The Super Eagles star will leave the French Ligue 1 this summer with the Italian Serie A is likely destination. Lille manager Christophe Galtier confirmed last week that his star striker, Victor Osimhen, will leave the club with Napoli reportedly close to his signature.
Osimhen joined Les Dogues last year from Royal Charleroi, but he leaves after just a season which saw him score 18 goals and provide six assists in 38 games.
Although there are several top European clubs interested in his services, Napoli have reportedly won the race for his signature, and Osimhen will be donning the shirts of Gli Azzuri next season.
However, should the reports be true, Osimhen will be moving to a league where Nigerian strikers have struggled in the past.
The Italian Serie A has not been a happy hunting ground for Super Eagles strikers, and Soccernet.ng takes a look at how some of Nigeria’s hotshots have fared in the league ahead of Osimhen’s potential move.
Nigerians will remember him for scoring a hat-trick in the win over Tahiti at the 2013 Confederations Cup in Brazil.
Oduamadi was signed by Italian giants, AC Milan in 2008, and stayed for two seasons at the club’s youth team.
After two years, he finally made his Serie A debut for the Rossoneri- a 1-1 draw against Catania. However, that was his only appearance in Italy’s top division as he was loaned out to different clubs in the lower division.
He left Italy to sign for KF Tirana in 2018, but he was released a year later, and he’s currently without a club.