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.
Famously called ‘Weapon of mass destruction’, Obafemi Martins is undoubtedly Nigeria’s greatest player in the Italian Serie A.
Known for his speed and deadly left foot, Martins was one of the best marksmen in Italy during his time in Italy.
The 35-year-old scored 28 goals and provided ten assists in 88 league appearances for the Nerazzurri. In total, Martins scored 49 times in 136 games for Inter.
He also formed a deadly partnership with former Brazilian striker, Adriano. Martins won one Serie A title and two Coppa Italia with Inter before leaving for Newcastle in 2006.