Victor Osimhen: Former Italy Forward Feels Napoli Won’t Find Another Striker Like Super Eagle's Star

Victor Osimhen: Former Italy Forward Feels Napoli Won’t Find Another Striker Like Super Eagle's Star

Byron Pillay
updated at May 10, 2024 at 9:31 AM
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  • Victor Osimhen has attracted interest from other clubs thanks to his performances for Napoli
  • Giuseppe Galderisi doesn't think Napoli can find another striker like the Super Eagles' attacker
  • Chelsea are said to be interested in securing the services of the 25-year-old Nigerian forward

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Should Napoli allow Victor Osimhen to leave this summer?

The Nigerian striker has been super impressive for the club since joining in 2020 and is one of the reasons why they won the Serie A title.

Victor Osimhen has been linked with a move to Chelsea from Napoli.
Victor Osimhen's performances have seen him linked with other teams, but a former Italian striker believes Napoli will battle to replace his quality. Image: Emmanuele Ciancaglini.
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Naturally, his impressive performances have caught the eye of many teams, and Osimhen has been linked with a move away from the Serie A.

Galderisi weighs in on possible Osimhen departure

Osimhen may be contracted to the Partenopei until the end of the 2025/26 season, but that hasn’t stopped sides from sniffing around.

With a departure seeming increasingly likely, former Italian striker, Giuseppe Galderisi, has weighed in on the matter, saying that the club will struggle to replace him, Complete Sport reported.

“He always makes the right move. He has characteristics that I don’t see around Europe. He commands respect in the penalty area,” Galderisi said.

With Chelsea and Arsenal among the favourites to sign the Nigerian striker, Napoli would have their hands full trying to find a replacement, according to Galderisi.

Osimhen’s stats since joining Napoli

The 25-year-old made the move to the Italian side from LOSC Lille in Ligue 1, and hit the ground running.

As noted by Transfermarkt, he has already netted 76 goals in just 131 games for the side.

This season, he has already scored 17 goals in all competitions. However, this doesn’t compare to the highs of last season, when the Super Eagles striker netted 31 goals in 39 appearances.

Osimhen praises English Premier League

Sports Brief previously reported how Nigeria’s Osimhen expressed his admiration for the English Premier League.

The 25-year-old striker spoke highly about the Premier League, describing it as the biggest and best in the world.

Osimhen has been linked with a few English clubs, including Chelsea, Manchester United, Arsenal, and Liverpool.

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Byron Pillay
Byron Pillay is a sports writer and Head of the Department at Sports Brief (joined in 2022) with over 10 years of experience in community journalism and a degree in journalism from Caxton's Cadet School.