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.
A member of the Dream team that won the bronze medal at the 2016 Olympics, Sadiq his career in Italy with Spezia in 2013.
But two years later he was snapped up by AS Roma and made his Serie A debut that season. He made six Serie A appearances in total for I Giallorossi before he was sent out on loan to Bologna and Torino where he featured seven times and three times respectively.
In total he made just 16 appearances in Italy’s top division, scoring only two goals. Although he had a loan spell with Rangers, Sadiq is now with Partizan Belgrade, and he’s having the best season of his career.
The 23-year-old has scored 17 times and provided 16 assists for the Serbian side, and has even been linked with a move to Lille as a replacement for Osimhen.