Lille completes €15m deal for Victor Osimhen


Lille have this morning confirmed the arrival of Nigerian attacker Victor Osimhen from Belgian side Charleroi.

Osimhen was acquired by the Ligue Un side for a reported €12m plus €3m in bonuses per GFFN.


The 20-year-old has signed a 5-year contract with Les Dogues and replaces Rafael Leão in LOSC’s squad, the the Portuguese on his way to completing a €35m move to AC Milan.


Speaking after penning the deal Osimhen said he was ready to follow in the steps of “Great Nigerian players” who have donned the colors of Lille.


“Lille is a very good club that has a high quality project and attracts players with great class, even more so than ever before in recent years.

“Great Nigerian players have also played here. I want to commit myself to following in their footsteps. I am therefore very happy to be here and to join this great club called Lille.

“I am still very young, I am learning and I think that this project suits me perfectly to continue to progress.”


The forward scored 12 goals in 25 league appearances for Sporting Charleroi last season.


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