OFFICIAL: Ligue 1 runner-up sign Super Eagles striker
Naija Players Abroad By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 01/08/2019
French Ligue 1 runner-up Lille have signed Super Eagles forward Victor Osimhen on a five-year deal from Belgian side Sporting Charleroi.The 20-year-old’s second transfer this summer after Sporting Charleroi permanently signed him from Wolfsburg in June before moving to Stade Pierre Mauroy to replaces Rafael Leao in Les Dogues squad as the Portuguese is on his way to completing a €35m move to AC Milan. Osimhen will become third Nigerian to feature for Lille after Peter Osazee Odemwingie and Vincent Enyeama with Arsenal bound Nicolas Pepe, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Gervinho and Eden Hazard all played in the Ligue 1 side.The Lagos-born told the club official website: "The LOSC is a very good club that leads a quality project and includes high-class players, even more in recent years. Great Nigerian players have also played here.
During his loan spell in Belgium last season, Osimhen scored 20 goals in 36 matches across all competitions for the Zebras and he was part of Super Eagles that finished third at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
🤗 Bienvenue à la maison, Victor 🇳🇬 pic.twitter.com/uGYjEgCDCI— LOSC (@losclive) August 1, 2019