Lille president Gerrard Lopez has disclosed that talks are ongoing for the transfer of Super Eagles star Victor Osimhen to Napoli.
Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis is banking on his good relationship with Gerrard Lopez to secure the signing of the highly-rated Nigerian star ahead of next season.
It appears that the Naples giants at the pole position to sign the player who traveled to Italy last week to discuss personal terms with Gennaro Gattuso’s team.
Lopez however told French media that the club is not far away from sorting the future of the 21-year-old.
He added that Osimhen who scored 18 goals in all competitions last campaign will be a success in Italy.
“Napoli is just below Juventus and Barcelona, they can be considered on the same level as Atletico Madrid.
“If Osimhen should go there, he would become their superstar: he has the quality to play under pressure and I believe he would have a city like Napoli at his feet, which would be a unique thing in the career of a player,” Perez told La Voix du Nord in an interview.
“We have received differing offers for him, we are in agreement on discussing what will be best for his future, and with which coach he would do best with.”
Osimhen scored 18 goals and recorded six assists in 38 appearances across all competitions for Lille last season.
He was voted Lille player of the season and was awarded the 2020 prestigious Marc Vivien Foe award.