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.
Before his fame at Manchester United and his productive spell at Watford, Odion Ighalo played in the Serie A, albeit for a short time.
The 31-year-old signed for Udinese after leaving Lyn Oslo in 2008. Ighalo stayed with I Bianconeri for one season before he was sent out on loan to Spanish side Granada.
At the end of his loan, he returned to Udinese only to go out on loan- this time at Cesena. He was on loan for most of his career at Italy before he was signed permanently by Watford.
During his time in the Serie A, Ighalo made eight appearances for both Udinese and Cesena, scoring just a goal.