The Super Eagles striker was in Naples the other day to meet with the leaders of the Serie A club ahead of a potential move from Lille this summer
Lille forward Victor Osimhen is defined to make a decision about a potential move to Napoli this week after meeting manager Gennaro Gattuso and club chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis, his agent Osita Okolo has unmasked.
The Nigeria international has been heavily associated with a transfer to the Serie A club after his outstanding debut campaign in France that earned him the award to discover the best African player in Ligue 1 this season .
Osimhen was in Italy the other day to meet with the leaders at Napoli and receive the club’s offer, however, his agent has disclosed that the last decision will soon be made by the ball player this week.
“Victor went to Naples with his representatives. We talked and exchanged views on the city: the impressions were good, to tell you the truth,” Okolo told Calcio Napoli 24 .
“Victor isn’t always shy, even though he would’ve preferred to make a significant decision with less media exposure.
“After meeting De Laurentiis, Giuntoli and Gattuso, he said he needed some time to make a decision, without the pressure.
“Later this week he’ll drop his concerns and confirm his decision, whether he decides to accept Napoli’s offer or not.”
Osimhen who scored 18 goals in his first season at Lille, is believed to be concerned about racism incidents in Italy .
Okolo claimed Gattuso has assured the 21-year-old of his faith in him as that he hopes to avoid a repeat of the experience he previously at Wolfsburg where that he played 14 Bundesliga matches, with only three starts across two seasons.
“We’re waiting. [His decision] may come shortly after today. The coach made him feel wanted. He believes a lot in [Osimhen’s] ability and what that he can do,” he continued.
“Victor told me there is an agreement on every thing but that there was still a couple more things to iron out before the final decision: the announcement ought to be made by tomorrow.
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“I think it’s essential for him to have a starting place, to grow further, even if you can find no guarantees in the world of football.
“At Wolfsburg they promised him a number of things, then they moved the goalposts. Victor doesn’t want to get this decision wrong.
“I think Napoli would be the right place for him to grow, but he has the final say.”