Victor Osimhen, who has won the bronze medal with Nigeria’s Super Eagles at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, has signed a five-year deal with Lille.
His contract with the French club will last until 2024.
Osimhen has passed his medicals tests on Wednesday before the club officially announced the signing of the player Thursday morning.
Now, the striker becomes the third Nigerian to play in Lille jersey following the steps of former Super Eagles stars Osaze Odemwingie and Vincent Enyeama.
In the 2018-2019 season, Osimhen has made 36 appearances in total with German club VfL Wolfsburg and Belgian side RSC Charleroi, scoring twenty goals and making four assists.
In addition, the winger was among the Golden Eaglets that won the U-17 World Cup back in 2015.
At the press conference, Osimhen has expressed his happiness and excitement to join Lille in this transfer window.
When asked why he has chosen Lille over any other club, the player answered:" Lille is undoubtedly the club that fits me the best regarding the players with whom I’m going to play"
He added: "I’m really happy to be here"
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