Serie A Best XI: Victor Osimhen and Ademola Lookman Make Team for April

Serie A Best XI: Victor Osimhen and Ademola Lookman Make Team for April

Chukwu Ikechukwu
May 2, 2024 at 8:04 AM
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  • Victor Osimhen and Ademola Lookman have made the Serie A team for April
  • Both Super Eagles stars were fantastic for Napoli and Atalanta, respectively
  • Osimhen has 17 goal contributions for the Serie A champs so far this season

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Victor Osimhen and Ademola Lookman have been named in the Serie A Team of the Month for April after outstanding performances for their respective clubs.

Osimhen was back to his usual best for the 2022/23 Italian champions, netting three goals in four matches for the Partenopei in the month under review.

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Victor Osimhen and Ademola Lookman made the Serie A April 'team of the month' and could feature for Nigeria against South Africa in the World Cup qualifiers in June. Photo by Franck Fife.
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According to Complete Sports, Lookman also made four goal contributions for Atalanta in the Italian top flight in April, netting once and creating three assists as Gian Piero Gasperini's side continued their push for a UEFA Champions League spot.

Osimhen, who is a reported target for top clubs in Europe including Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea, has scored a total of 14 Serie A goals this season, with Lookman following closely with nine goals and six assists.

Both superstars would hope to be available for selection for Nigeria when the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers resume in June against South Africa and the Benin Republic.

Liverpool join the race for Osimhen

Meanwhile, Liverpool are keen on Osimhen and could compete with their Premier League rivals for the Napoli striker when the summer transfer window opens at the end of the season, The Hard Tackle reports.

PSG and Chelsea are the leading contenders for the Nigerian striker but the Reds appear to be interested in the 25-year-old after a miserable end to the season that saw them knocked out of all competitions.

Liverpool have apparently grown frustrated with Darwin Nunez leading the attacking line and want to bolster their squad with another marquee striker, with Osimhen reportedly identified as their top target.

Nigeria’s Most Valuable XI unveiled

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that players of Nigeria's Super Eagles are currently some of the world’s most biggest stars across the various top leagues, from Serie A to the Premier League and the Bundesliga.

The three-time Africa Cup of Nations winners can comfortably brag about having one of the most valuable squads in African football, thanks to superstars like Victor Osimhen and Victor Boniface leading the line.

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Chukwu Ikechukwu Godwin is a journalist with over 9 years of experience in the Nigerian media industry. He has worked both in Radio (Today FM, Rhythm FM, Wish FM) and Television (Silverbird TV) as a Sports Analyst..