Luciano Spalletti Backs Victor Osimhen to Score More Goals After Winning Top Individual Award in Italy

Luciano Spalletti Backs Victor Osimhen to Score More Goals After Winning Top Individual Award in Italy

  • Luciano Spalletti says Victor Osimhen still has to improve as a goal scorer but believes the Nigerian forward will score more goals next season
  • The Italian manager revealed Napoli missed the services of Osimhen when the striker was out injured during the Serie A campaign
  • Despite missing time due to injury, Osimhen was named Best Young Player of the 2021/22 Serie A season, scoring 14 goals and adding five assists

Victor Osimhen enjoyed his best season in the Italian topflight this campaign after netting 14 goals to become Napoli’s top scorer in the league.

The 23-year-old forward bagged the Best Young Player of the 2021/22 season defeating the likes of Dusan Vlahovic from Juventus and Rafael Leao of AC Milan despite scoring fewer goals.

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Victor Osimhen has been voted the Best Young Player of the 2021/22 season. Photo by Marco Canoniero
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According to a report via Complete Sports, Napoli manager, Luciano Spalletti has now heaped some praise on the Super Eagles attacker and believes he still has the ability to score more goals next season.

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“Having him available immediately is a big advantage for him and the team; I am convinced that he will continue to score many goals, and he will increase his quality in finishing.”

Napoli are set to play in the UEFA Champions League next season after the Parthenopei finished 3rd on the Serie A table last season behind AC Milan and Inter Milan.

Napoli reject €90 million Arsenal bid for Victor Osimhen

Meanwhile, Victor Osimhen’s future with Napoli is yet to be sorted out as the Super Eagles forward is attracting several interests from top European sides in the summer transfer window.

According to Hard Tackle, Napoli has reportedly rejected Arsenal's €90 million proposal for Victor Osimhen, claiming that they want more for their star striker.

Napoli are seeking a higher asking price, which may be around €110 million for the Super Eagles forward, who has spent just two seasons with the Naples club.

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Osimhen wins prestigious award in the Serie A

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Victor Osimhen has been named the Best Young Player of the 2021-22 Season in Serie A, beating Juventus star Dusan Vlahovic and AC Milan’s Rafael Leao.

Despite missing two months of action for Napoli due to a facial injury, Victor Osimhen was still able to score 14 goals in 26 games for the Italian, giants which was a good record.

Victor Osimhen's superb performances this season for Napoli in all competitions has made him a target for many clubs in Europe most especially in the Premier League.

Source: Sports Brief News