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Osimhen Joins Lille On Five-Year Contract From Sporting Charleroi

Osimhen Joins Lille On Five-Year Contract From Sporting Charleroi

Nigeria forward Victor Osimhen has linked up with French Ligue 1 outfit, Lille Metrople on a five-year contract, Completesports.com reports.

Osimhen joined Lille from Belgian Jupiler League club, Sporting Charleroi.

The 20-year-old comes in as a direct replacement for Portuguese forward Rafael Leao who is on his way to Italian giants, AC Milan.

The young striker arrived France on Tuesday for his medical and has now put pen to paper on a long term deal with the Les Dogues.

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Osimhen during his medical at Lille


Sporting Charleroi are expected to rake in €12m plus €2m in bonuses for the former U-17 World Cup winner.

The Belgian club activated their option to acquire Osimhen at the end of last season after he scored 20 goals in 36 appearances for them during his loan spell from VFL Wolfsburg of Germany.

Lille finished as runners-up behind Paris Saint Germain in the French League last season and will compete in the UEFA Champions League in the 2019/2020 season.

Osimhen who was part of Nigeria’s squad to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt is expected to continue his summer holiday before starting training with his new teammates.

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • This guy’s stock is taking d upward trend. Just a bit more weight, which definitely will happen as enters into proper adulthood, and he will be reaching the zenith of blossoming football career. May Jehovah God continue to bless,n protect you Osimene.Looks very much the Real next Rachidi Yekini.

  • Chairmanfemi 2 years ago

    Great News! Great News! Great News!
    Super Eagles future getting brighter daily. Hopefully, we get to see more sensible transfers like this amongst our players. Imagine the Super Eagles in the nearest future of:
    Maduka Okoye
    Semi Ajayi
    MIKEL Agu
    The Nwakali brothers/ Tom Dele-Bashiru
    + so many others I might even forget to mention

  • Edoman 2 years ago

    The hopes this young Nigerian is generating in the National soccer World is very positive not only for self, and family but for Nigeria and Africa. He may become a legend in the future before our very eyes if one looks at his history.

  • Good news victor is here in the north,u are welcome bro,feel at home,allez les dogue,