New Napoli signing , Victor Osimhen , says he turned down the opportunity of playing in the English Premier League for Serie A because he felt Napoli was the best choice for him .
The 21 – year – old completed an initial € 60 m deal move ; a fee that could rise to € 81 m after a number of performance- related add -ons .
Osimhen scored 18 goals in all competitions for Lille in 2019 / 20 before the French season ended prematurely due to COVID – 19 .
Several English clubs including Manchester United and Liverpool were reportedly linked to the Nigerian striker .
But in an interview with CAFonline . com, the Golden Boot winner at the 2015 U – 17 World Cup in Chile said he opted to join Napoli because of the future .
“ Many predicted I will move to the EPL, and I had a lot of interesting offers from some clubs. But Napoli was the best choice for me , ” Osimhen told CAFonline . com .
“ It was so because of the kind of player I want to be in the future , and the kind of great career I want to have . I have no doubt that Napoli is the club I need to achieve that greater height .