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‘Truly A Key Moment’ — Osimhen Claims Move To Sporting Charleroi Changed His Career

‘Truly A Key Moment’ — Osimhen Claims Move To Sporting Charleroi Changed His Career

Victor Osimhen says moving to Belgian club Sporting Charleroi was the turning point of his career.

Osimhen hugged the headlines after helping Nigeria win the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile in 2015.

The striker scored 10 goals at the competition and went home with the Golden Boot award.

The 25-year-old failed to make the desired impact at Bundesliga club, VFL Wolfsburg, who signed him after the competition.

After a successful loan spell at Charleroi, he moved to Ligue 1 club Lille.

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Osimhen spent just one season at Lille where he scored 13 goals in 27 league outings.

The forward later linked up with Serie A outfit, Napoli and has developed into one of the most fearsome hitmen in the world.

“Yes, I remember the key moment is when I signed for Charleroi in Belgium,” Osimhen was quoted by Tutto Napoli.

“I highlight this transfer because before, when I moved to Wolfsburg, I really wanted to start playing obviously, but I also wanted to learn because I moved as a young striker and I needed time to transform into the player and man I wanted to become.

“At that time, I was able to play with great players like Draxler, Schurrle, Guilavogui, Mario Gomez also came, for me it was an opportunity to learn a thing or two from some of the greatest strikers of that period and so for me it was really a turning point for my career, even if things didn’t go so well.

“I then moved to Belgium to try and get more playing time but was rejected by two clubs there, before Charleroi finally offered me a contract. That was truly a key moment, the moment that made me the Victor Osimhen you see now, those people gave me the opportunity to write my story, to launch my career from the bottom. That was the moment I realized I would make it big in football.”


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