Super Eagles Star, Victor Osimhen Honours Argentine Legend, Diego Maradona in Instagram Post

Super Eagles Star, Victor Osimhen Honours Argentine Legend, Diego Maradona in Instagram Post

  • Victor Osimhen celebrated Diego Maradona with photos of him wearing an Argentina jersey with the number 10 and Maradona's name on the back
  • The Super Eagles star is hoping to emulate the Argentine legend’s records at Napoli after joining the Italian side from French side, Lille in 2020
  • Osimhen has emerged as Napoli’s top scorer in the Serie A for the 2021/22 season with 14 league goals despite missing a huge part of the season through injury

Victor Osimhen has paid tribute to the legacies of Diego Armando Maradona on social media after the Nigerian forward wore the Argentine’s jersey.

Maradona is arguably considered one of the best players to have played football in the 80s and early 90s and won the World Cup with Argentina in 1986.

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Victor Osimhen poses with an Argentine Jersey in honour of Diego Maradona. Photo credit Victor Osimhen
Source: Instagram

According to Pulse Sports, the Argentine legend made his name in Europe when he played for Napoli between 1984 to 1991, scoring a total of 115 goals in a total of 251 appearances and also winning the league title twice.

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Osimhen who is now a fan favourite at Napoli after emerging as the club’s top scorer in the Serie A this season, honoured Maradona with a post on his Instagram page.

The Super Eagles forward who is a big fan of Maradona has revealed he plans to emulate the now-deceased legend by fighting for the Serie A title with Napoli next season.

Newcastle United are now eyeing up a move for Victor Osimhen in the summer

Meanwhile, Victor Osimhen could be heading to St. James’ Park in the summer if the plans of Newcastle United materialize.

According to Transfer Tavern, Newcastle’s new owners, who recently injected £168m into the club, are hoping to add the Nigerian forward to their squad next season.

Osimhen has had a standout season at Napoli, firing them to UEFA Champions League qualification with a third-place finish in the Serie A.

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Earlier, Sports Brief reported Victor Osimhen is now Napoli’s 44th all-time scorer after the Nigerian international bagged his 28th goal for the club since he arrived in the summer of 2020.

The youngster found the back of the net in Napoli’s 3-0 win over Genoa when he opened the scoring in the 32nd minute inside the Diego Amando Maradona Stadium.

It was his 14th league goal of the ongoing campaign which takes his tally in all competitions this season to 18 thereby becoming the club’s 44th all-time top scorer.