FIFA congratulates Osimhen for breaking African transfer record

Posted On 01 Aug 2020
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The Federation of International Football Association, FIFA have congratulated Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen for his transfer from Lille to Napoli of Italy.

Victor Osimhen joined the Italian Serie A side for a record of €50m and additional bonuses just twelve months after signing for Lille from Charleroi for just €12 million.


Victor Osimhen however became Nigeria’s most expensive player, beating the £30m of Alex Iwobi’s transfer to Everton.


The World Governing Body has now congratulated the player who announced himself to the at the FIFA U-17 World cup in Chile back in 2015.


“From starring at the #U17WC with @NGSuperEagles 🇳🇬 in 2015 to becoming @en_sscnapoli’s marquee signing”


“All the best in this next chapter of your career, Victor!” FIFA wrote on its official Twitter account immediately after the deal was announced.



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