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 Super Eagles squad that went to the 2018 World Cup, Simeon Nwankwo currently plays for Crotone in Serie B.
But before their relegation, Crotone played top-flight football in the 2016/2017 and 2017/2018 season. Nwankwo played a major role in I Pitagorici’s campaign.
The 28-year-old scored three goals in his first Serie A season, before adding another seven the following year.
Overall he’s scored ten goals in 44 games in the Italian top-flight. He’ll have the chance to add to his tally should Crotone’s promotion push be successful.