Victor Osimhen passes medical at Napoli as transfer is close

OSC Lille forward Victor Osimhen has decided to push through his transfer to Napoli. The Nigerian striker has been linked with the Italians for weeks, but decided to hold off his transfer for unclear reasons. RMC Sport have now reported that the forward underwent a medical at Napoli and that a transfer is close.

Napoli has been looking to sign Osimhen for weeks after they already agreed on a deal potentially worth €81m. The transfer has an initial €50m fee which could rise up to €81m through a series of bonuses. RMC expects that the transfer will be finalised before the end of the week.

Osimhen has been one of Lille’s star performers this season having only joined the club last summer from Sporting Lokeren. He has made 36 appearances in all competitions for the club, scoring 18 goals. At Napoli he will be forming a partnership with Dries Mertens, who recently became the club’s all-time topscorer.