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FIFA hails Osimhen for breaking African transfer record

World’s football governing body, Federation of International Football Association, FIFA has hailed Super Eagles forward Victor Osimhen after sealing a record transfer from Lille to Napoli.

Osimhen joined the Italian Serie A side on Thursday, July 31, for a record of €50m plus additional bonuses, a year after signing for Lille from Charleroi for just €12m.

The former Golden Eaglets ace in the process emerged Nigeria’s most expensive player after seeing off Alex Iwobi’s £30m transfer to Everton.

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

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

Interestingly, Osimhen kick-started his international career at the FIFA U-17 World cup in Chile back in 2015, carting home the top-scorer award and the winners medal.

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