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.
Nsofor started his adventure in Italy with Chievo Verona having joined from Enyimba football club in 2005.
He made a total of 96 appearances for I Pitagorici with 60 coming in the Serie A, scoring 12 goals. After three years at the club, Nsofor joined Inter Milan in 2008.
Although he won the league title with Inter, Nsofor’s time at the club was less productive as he scored once in nine Serie A appearances.