Serie A club Napoli are confident of completing a deal for Lille striker Victor Osimhen after holding positive talks with the Nigerian on Tuesday, reports Completesports.com.
Osimhen, who arrived Naples, Italy with his representatives on Tuesday had a fruitful discussion with Napoli Genarro Gatuso.
The 21-year-old also met with Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentis for further discussion on Wednesday morning.
“Yesterday, when he arrived in Naples, he headed straight to his first meeting with the club. On the way, he watched people walking around the city streets and confessed to me that he was positively impressed,”his representative Okolo told radiomarte.
“Then he met the coach, Gattuso: they talked about the Napoli project and he was also very impressed on that occasion. Today he’ll meet the President, Aurelio De Laurentiis. He was impressed by Naples and its people, even though the tour around the city was short.
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“However, everything went in the right direction. Now, all we need to do is make a decision about the lad’s future. I’m not sure what Napoli’s fans think of him, but I knew that everyone who crossed paths with him was very happy to see him in the city.
“I thought that was very nice of the Neapolitan people. I’m convinced the fans would also really like Victor’s style of play and that could impact positively on his final decision.
“This morning Victor will meet with ADL, yesterday there was a positive meeting with Gattuso. He is impressed by the city and the fans. I don’t think there will be any problems between Napoli and Lille. I think they will find a formal agreement soon.”
Osimhen scored 18 goals and provided six assists in 38 competitive games which earned him the prize of the club’s player of the season and the Best African Player in Ligue 1.
It is reported Napoli have won the race to sign Osimhen and his Lille team-mate Gabriel for a combined price of €100m.
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