How I fell in love with football – Osimhen

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How I fell in love with football - Osimhen
Victor Osimhen in the Lille colours

Super Eagles forward, Victor Osimhen has revealed that his elder brother made him fall in love with the round leather game, the sportsbay.com reports. 

Osimhen who plies his trade currently with French Ligue 1 club LOSC Lille but on the verge of being signed by Italian side, Napoli shared this during the live interview session with the Super Eagles. 

“Anytime I want to give up, think about them, regardless of the situation, they mean a lot to me.

Actually, my elder brother really made me love football in the community where we are, he was the senior and I was the junior.

“He left because he had to feed for the family and to face his vendor work to sell newspaper, he set a path for my football career,” he said.

Meanwhile, Osimhen’s move to Napoli was delayed by negotiations over the striker’s image rights.

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However, the 21-year-old will make his much-awaited switch to the Naples outfit with Gennaro Gattuso’s side set to pay €80m for the Nigeria international after reaching an agreement with Los Douges.

Should the deal be completed, Osimhen will become Nigeria and Africa’s most expensive footballer.

He will eclipse the African record held by Ivory Coast’s Nicolas Pepe, who also moved from Lille to Arsenal for £72m last summer.

Osimhen scored 18 goals and provided six assists in 38 games across all competitions for Lille and was voted the club’s Player of The Year last season, winning the Marc-Vivien Foe prize for the best African footballer in Ligue 1 in the process.

 

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