According to Radio Kiss Kiss (via Tuttomercatoweb) which is supposedly Napoli’s official radio station, Victor Osimhen has already chosen a shirt number to wear ahead of his imminent move to the Italian Serie A club.
The Nigeria international has asked for the number 9 jersey used by former Tottenham Hotspur star Fernando Llorente in the 2019-2020 season.
The Napoli number 9 shirt has also been worn by Gonzalo Higuaín, Gianfranco Zola, Daniel Fonseca, Nicola Amoruso and Simone Verdi in the past.
The report added that Orestis Karnezis, currently Napoli’s third-choice goalkeeper, could be used as a makeweight in the deal taking Osimhen to the Blues.
Osimhen wore the number 7 on his back at Lille, while he was given the number 18 and 45 at Wolfsburg and Sporting RSC Charleroi respectively.
He has worn the number 9 for the Golden Eaglets, Flying Eagles, Olympic Eagles and most recently Super Eagles following the retirement of Odion Ighalo.