Lille president: Osimhen would be superstar at Napoli

Lille president: Osimhen would be superstar at Napoli
Lille's Victor Osimhen

by Staff Reporter

Monday Jul 06, 2020. 13:00

Nigeria international Victor Osimhen would be a superstar at former Italian champions, SSC Napoli.

This is according to Lille OSC president Gerard Lopez with the talented striker heavily linked with a move to the Little Donkeys.

Osimhen has been on the radar of Napoli since he scored 18 goals in 38 competitive outings for Lille during the 2019/20 campaign.

The 21-year-old has also been linked with top English clubs Liverpool FC and Tottenham Hotspur and Spanish giants FC Barcelona and Real Madrid.

Lopez explained why he believes Osimhen would excel at Napoli, who are under the guidance of Italian legend Gennaro Gattuso.

“For Victor, we had several offers. He asked me and I told him what I think was the ideal club for him,” Lopez told La Voix du Nord.

“Napoli is just below Juventus or Barcelona but is at the same level as Atletico Madrid. If he goes there, he will become their superstar.

“Having a city like Naples at your feet must be exciting for a footballer. Victor has the strength to perform under pressure.”

Osimhen joined Lille from Belgian club Sporting Charleroi prior to the start of the 2019/20 season.

He had caught the eye in the Belgian Pro League by scoring 12 goals in 25 matches.

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