Osimhen Sacks Agent, Set For Medical With Napoli On Thursday

Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen has reportedly sacked his agent as he is set to become Africa’s costliest footballer, with a reported €81m (£73.6m) move from French Ligue 1 side Lille to Serie A giants Napoli.

According to L’Equipe, the deal is expected to be finalised on Thursday, with both clubs reportedly reaching agreement for the young forward.

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

Reports say the change of agents by the Nigerian delayed his transfer to the Italian side, but is now set to go through.

Meanwhile, Osimhen’s agent has now threatened to sue the striker over the player’s proposed move to Serie A side, Napoli, according to Football Italia via Score Nigeria.

Football Italia sources close to Osimhen confirmed that it was on account of this issue that the striker turned down Napoli last week.

However, that has since been sorted out with the arrival of a new agent.

Now those same sources confirm – as is also reported by RAI Sport and CalcioNapoli24 – that the previous agent was trying to negotiate extra bonuses for himself rather than focusing on the best deal for the player.

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By all accounts, Osimhen could have his medical with Napoli on Thursday.

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Efe Bridget is a writer at GoalBall. She is a graduate of Mass Communication with 12 years of experience working with reputable publications.