Super Eagles forward, Victor Osimhen has arrived the French city of Lille to finalize a €12 million move from Belgian club Sporting Charleroi, AOIFootball.com can Authoritatively confirm.
Osimhen is expected to return to Belgium on Wednesday after he was given an extended break after his participation at the recently concluded AFCON in Egypt where he helped Nigeria clinch a record-extending 8th bronze medal after a 1-0 win over Tunisia.
A close source to the player who confirmed his departure to the three-time Ligue 1 champions, stated that all arrangements have been concluded for the player to be unveiled as a Lille player.
The 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup golden boot winner made a name for himself last season whilst on loan at modest outfit Sporting Charleroi where he scored 22 goals in all competitions as the club narrowly missed out on a place in this season’s Europa League.
His performance, however, made the Belgian outfit exercise their right to sign him on a permanent basis from Wolfsburg for a fee of around €3.5 million and will now resell him for a club-record fee.
The Nigerian will put pen to paper on a 5-year-deal worth around 12 million euros with a further 2 million euros in bonuses.