Nigerian Striker Victor Osimhen Rises on Napoli All-Time Scorers List, Beats Personal Record

Nigerian Striker Victor Osimhen Rises on Napoli All-Time Scorers List, Beats Personal Record

  • Victor Osimhen has now scored his 18th goal of this season in all competitions for Napoli following his strike against Genoa
  • The Nigerian international who joined the club in 2020 scored 10 goals in his debut season and has taken his tally to 28
  • Osimhen who has played just two seasons for the Partenope is now Napoli’s 44th all-time scorer overtaking Petisso Bruno Pesaola and Claudio Belluci

Super Eagles striker 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, Soccernet reports.

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.

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Victor Osimhen celebrates his 28th goal in the colours of Napoli. Photo: MB Media
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Osimhen overtook former stars Petisso Bruno Pesaola and Claudio Belluci on the list as he continues to enjoy a successful individual season.

It could have been more as the 23-year-old missed eight games earlier in the season due to a cheekbone fracture after colliding in-air against Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar.

The Partenopei won just three times in eight games in his absence and have won nine times in the fifteen games since his return from injury.

Many have blamed his long injury spell for Napoli’s failure to mount a lengthened title challenge in the Serie A this season.

Manchester United initiate contact with Osimhen

Meanwhile, English Premier League giants Manchester United are said to have made a contact with Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen as the Red Devils continue their search for another striker.

The Red Devils are unsure of Cristiano Ronaldo’s future at the club and are now making efforts to the potential signing of the Napoli of Italy striker.

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The Old Trafford club have established contact and are trying to find out what it will cost to land the striker.

A fee of around £94.2m is a heavy price tag and signing Osimhen will see the Red Devils’ record transfer fee smashed – surpassing the £89.3m fee that was paid for Paul Pogba back in 2016.

Osimhen denies reports that Napoli operate his social media accounts

Sports Brief earlier reported that Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen has described reports that Napoli controls his social media accounts as fake news.

The 23-year-old took to his Twitter page to debunk the story after Italian news outfit La Republica reported that they studied the 45-page contract Osimhen signed in 2020 after his move from Lille.

In their findings, Osimhen agreed as part of the image rights clauses to hand over the password of his social media accounts, a report the Nigerian striker has vehemently dismissed.

Source: Sports Brief News