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.
After spending three successful years with Ajax, Inter Milan signed Kanu Nwankwo in 1996. However, the former Super Eagles captain did not get to play for the Nerazzurri until 1997 as he had to undergo surgery to correct a defect in his heart.
On his return, Kanu made just 20 appearances for Inter with just 12 coming in the Serie A. He left the club in 1999 to sign for Arsenal.