Stars Abroad

​Italian Serie A club Atalanta are reportedly closing in on the signing of Nigeria international Victor Osimhen from Sporting Charleroi, according to various media outlets. 

Belgian newspaper La Dernière Heure and Les Sports says Charleroi will lose one of their important players of last season as Osimhen is about to commit his future to Atalanta Bergamo.

The Nerazzurri have offered a fee of fifteen million euros which has been accepted by Sporting Charleroi.

Knowing that they stand to profit from the future sale of Osimhen, the Belgian First Division A side triggered the purchase option in his loan deal of around 3.5 million euros last week.

AC Milan and Lille had also been keen on the former Golden Eaglets sensation but Atalanta, who are featuring in next season's Champions League, moved in quickly to beat off competition. 

Osimhen would become the most expensive signing in the history of Atalanta once the deal is completed. 

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