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Nigerian striker, Victor Osimhen, is set to become Africa’s most expensive footballer, when he seals a reported €81m (£73.6m) move from French Ligue 1 side Lille to Serie A giants Napoli.

L’Equipe reports the transfer will be finalised on Thursday, after both clubs reached an agreement for the player.

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If the deal is completed, Osimhen will break Nicolas Pepe’s record, when he moved from Lille to Arsenal for £72m last summer.

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It is believed Osimhen’s move to Napoli has been delayed by a change in agents.

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The Super Eagles star had a lot of suitors around Europe, after he netted 18 goals for Lille in his debut season.

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Lille president, Gérard Lopez, has already tipped Osimhen to become a ‘superstar’ at Napoli. https://dailypost.ng/2020/07/06/transfer-lille-president-predicts-victor-osimhens-fate-at-napoli/

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Cedric Bakambu is currently the second most expensive African player, following his £65m move to Chinese side Beijing Guoan from Villarreal in January 2018.

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Algeria’s Riyad Mahrez joined Manchester City from Leicester City for £60m in July 2018.

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang moved to Arsenal from Borussia Dortmund for £56m in January 2018.

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