How The World Reacted To Osimhen’s Record Breaking Transfer

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Reactions have trailed Victor Osimhen’s record-breaking move from French Ligue 1 side Lille to Italian Serie A side, Napoli.

The transfer which was not without hiccups was made official on Friday with Osimhen joining Napoli on a five-year deal worth 80 million euros-including add ons.

The fee paid makes him the most expensive African star ever- eclipsing the amount Arsenal paid to sign Nicholas Pepe from Lille last summer.

Osimhen will also reportedly earn 4.5m euros annually throughout his five-year stay in Naples. It’s a remarkable feat for a player who struggled at Wolfsburg and had his career threatened due to malaria.

Following the record-breaking move, a host of people including Nigeria’s number one citizen, President Muhammadu Buhari, have reacted to the transfer.

The Super Eagles striker scored 18 times in 38 games in his only season with Lille, and he will be hoping to do more when he puts on the Gli Azzuri shirt.

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Osimhen is currently in Lagos but will link up with his new teammates after their post-season break. Napoli finished their Serie A campaign on Saturday, but they still have a Champions League round of 16-second leg tie against Barcelona.

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