President Muhammadu Buhari is delighted on the impending transfer of his country’s prodigy, Victor Osimhen as he is about joining Italian side Napoli, revealed Nigeria’s Deputy Ambassador to Italy, Franklin Ogunyemi.
While speaking on a Napoli-based Radio, Kiss Kiss, the Deputy Ambassador expressed joy at the Nigerian Embassy in Italy on the move of one of Nigeria’s fast-rising star, Osimhen.
The 21-year is on the verge of signing for Napoli as a deal worth around €81m plus bonuses has been agreed.
Ogunyemi said, “The entire Nigerian diplomatic mission, headed by Ambassador Yusuf Jonga Hinna, is very happy with Victor Osimhen’s transfer to Naples.”
“We know that the Head of State of our country, Muhammadu Buhari, is also happy with this transfer. Osimhen is a young player, but already very strong.
“He will perhaps be the highest-paid African player, a sign that we are talking about a very talented boy.
“He is strong, fast, and tactical. He has a characteristic of the Nigerian population: he never gives up. For these reasons, I compare him to Ronaldo.
“The Nigeria Football Federation is happy with it, thanks because in turn, it will find a player improved by the strength of an extraordinary league like the Italian one.
“Naples represents the right choice, the ideal place to grow and bring the club at even higher levels. Then, in Naples – as in the rest of Italy – there is a large representation of the Nigerian population who will certainly be cheering for Osimhen and, consequently guenza, for Napoli.”