Super Eagles’ forward, Victor Osimhen has reportedly left Italy after failing to reach an agreement with Italian side, Napoil, over a proposed €70million transfer to Naples in the summer, The VitalNews NG reports.
The Lille forward and his agent had spent the last few days in Italy locked in talks with the Italian club but it appears no deal was struck with reports saying the striker has headed back to France.
The 21-year-old Nigeria international is one of the most sought- after forward in Europe following an excellent debut campaign for French Ligue 1 club Lille.
It was earlier reported that despite Gennaro Gattuso’s desperation to land Osimhen, the player himself isn’t too keen on a move to Serie A and would prefer a switch to England instead
It remains to be seen if the former Wolfsburg’s striker will remain with the French Ligue 1 next season,with many clubs Hovering around him.
Osimhen, 21, scored 18 goals and provided six assists in 38 competitive games for Lille last season and was voted as the club’s player of the season and most recently picked up the prize as the best African player in the French Ligue 1 for the 2019/2020 Ligue 1 season.
Anaedoonline.com reported that Osimhen has been linked with several big clubs in Italy, Spain and England, but he could now be set to join the Naples outfit.
Lille manager, Christophe Galtier, this month admitted the Nigerian who scored 18 goals under him, will leave.
Calcio Napoli 1926 reports that the player and his agent flew in on Tuesday for contract talks. It is understood that the Italian club could use Adam Ounas as a makeweight in the transfer.
Osimhen, won the Marc-Vivien Foé RFI-France 24 Prize for best African player in the French Ligue 1, the French football championship for the 2019-2020 season.
The runners up are the Algerian forward Islam Slimani (Monaco) and the Moroccan defender Yunis Abdelhamid (Stade Rennais).
The organisers of the award said Osimhen was chosen by a jury of sport journalists specializing in French and African Football.