Victor Osimhen: Nigerian Striker Eyes Record Breaking Serie A Feat Against Udinese

Victor Osimhen: Nigerian Striker Eyes Record Breaking Serie A Feat Against Udinese

Robert Abong'o
May 5, 2024 at 1:36 PM
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  • Victor Osimhen is on the brink of making Serie A history for Napoli
  • The Nigerian has scored 14 goals and three assists in 22 appearances
  • Chelsea have made an initial approach to sign the Super Eagles forward

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Victor Osimhen is on the cusp of etching his name into Napoli's record books when his team takes on Udinese in the Serie A on Monday, May 6.

The Super Eagles striker has been nothing short of phenomenal this season, netting 14 goals and providing three assists in 22 Serie A appearances.

Despite struggling with injuries, the Nigerian has consistently delivered whenever he's taken the field.

Napoli's Victor Osimhen celebrates after scoring against Roma in the Serie at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium, Naples, on April 28. Photo: Cesare Purini.
Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen, is on the verge of making Serie A history. Photo: Cesare Purini.
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As the Partenopei prepare to take on the Bianconeri at the Bluenergy Stadium, Osimhen will be expected to lead the charge. While it may seem like an easy game against a relegation-battling opponent, their poor form this season suggests otherwise.

According to Napoli Magazine, if he scores against Udinese, he'll become the third player in the club's history to score against a single Serie A side in five consecutive games. He will also become the first-ever player from Nigeria to achieve this feat.

Chelsea intensify Victor Osimhen pursuit

Meanwhile, Chelsea have reportedly made an initial approach to Napoli for Osimhen's services ahead of a summer move. The Blues have been tracking the former Lille man since last summer but were unable to pry him away after their historic Serie A title win.

Mauricio Pochettino's side's need for a potent striker is evident, having scored just 65 goals in 34 league games while conceding 59. With the side relying heavily on Cole Palmer for goals, they are reportedly willing to offer €80-90 million plus Romelu Lukaku and a young player to secure Osimhen's services, per The Sun.

Agent predicts Osimhen’s next club

Sports Brief reported that Albanian agent, Serxhio Mezi, believed Osimhen would likely join PSG in the summer transfer window as EPL sides continue to prepare big offers.

The French giants are reportedly willing to pay €90 million, but Napoli wants the Nigerian striker's full release clause, billed at €130 million, to be paid out before a move occurs.

Napoli President, Aurelio De Laurentiis, previously labelled him a 'great player' and insisted the reigning Serie A champions would not be forced into selling.

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