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Nigeria’s Deputy Ambassador to Italy, Franklin Ogunyemi, has disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari is pleased and happy with Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen’s decision to join Italian club, Napoli.
The 21-year-old who scored 18 goals in all competitions for French club Lille, is on the verge of sealing a major move to the Serie A side in the most expensive transfer deal of the summer so far.
It has already been confirmed that Napoli have agreed an initial €60m fee with Lille to sign Victor Osimhen in a five-year contract. It is also understood the fee could rise to €81m after a number of performance-related add-ons.
Speaking during a recent interview on Radio Kiss Kiss, a Naples based radio station, Ogunyemi also said the entire diplomatic staff in the country are delighted with the move by the 21-year-old forward.
According to him, “The entire Nigerian diplomatic mission, headed by Ambassador Yusuf Jonga Hinna, is very happy with Victor Osimhen’s transfer to Naples.
“We know that the head of state of our country, Muhammadu Buhari, is also happy with this transfer. Osimhen is a young but already very strong footballer.”