Nigeria’s Osimhen Gets FIFA Accolades For Breaking Transfer Record

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‘It’s great leap for Nigerian football’ — Ekweremadu Reacts

By Oyinlola Awonuga (The New Diplomat’s Entertainment, Fashion and Sports Desk)

The Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) has congratulated Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen for his record breaking transfer from French side, Lille to Napoli of Italy.

Headline grabbing Osimhen joined the Italian Serie A side for a record of €50m and additional bonuses just twelve months after signing for Lille from Charleroi for just €12 million and by so doing becoming the most expensive African footballer ever.

The move will see Oshimen earning a whopping €4.5 million annually – the highest-ever by a Nigerian footballer – as salary.

Victor Osimhen, 21, however, became Nigeria’s most expensive player, beating the £30m of Alex Iwobi’s transfer to Everton.

The World Governing Body has now congratulated the player who announced himself to the at the FIFA U-17 World cup in Chile back in 2015.

“From starring at the #U17WC with @NGSuperEagles 🇳🇬 in 2015 to becoming @en_sscnapoli’s marquee signing”

“All the best in this next chapter of your career, Victor!” FIFA wrote on its official Twitter account immediately after the deal was announced.

From starring at the #U17WC with @NGSuperEagles 🇳🇬 in 2015 to becoming @en_sscnapoli’s marquee signing”

“All the best in this next chapter of your career, Victor!” FIFA wrote on its official Twitter account immediately after the deal was announced.

Also, former Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu has congratulated the Super Eagles striker following his phenomenal move to Napoli.

Ekweremadu described the move as a huge leap for Nigerian football.

“Congrats @victorosimhen9 on your new contract,” Ekweremadu wrote on his Twitter handle.

 “This is a great leap for Nigerian football. Wishing you the very best at @en_sscnapoli. So happy for you, boy.”

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