Transfer: Osimhen arrives in Italy for Napoli talks

Ruben Hill
July 1, 2020

The Lille forward won the award after spending a season (not completed due to coronavirus outbreak).

The 21-year-old linked up with Lille from Belgian Pro League club Sporting Charleroi last summer.

The annual award is named after Marc-Vivien Foe, the late Cameroon and Olympique Lyonnais midfielder - twice an Africa Cup of Nations victor with the Indomitable Lions - who passed away on the field during the 2003 Confederations Cup.

Top European clubs - Liverpool, Napoli and Chelsea are reportedly hustling to sign Osimhen who was 2015 Federation Internationale de Football Association U-17 World Cup highest goal scorer to their ranks.

The forward joined the Mastiffs last summer from Belgian side Sporting Charleroi as a direct replacement for Ivory Coast worldwide Nicolas Pepe, who moved to Arsenal.

The accolade, which is known as the Prix Marc-Vivien Foe it was named after the late Cameroon worldwide who collapsed on the pitch during the 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup, is handed out annually to the best African player in Ligue 1.

Beating the likes of fellow countryman Moses Simon of Nantes, and Mbaye Niang, Hamari Traore and Edouard Mendy who all feature for Rennes, to the award, the lanky player has attracted attention from some of Europe's biggest clubs.

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