New Napoli coach Luciano Spalletti has praised Victor Osimhen.
The former AS Roma manager was unveiled last week, and he has revealed his admiration for the Nigerian international.
Spalletti has spoken highly of Osimhen while highlighting the unique characteristics of the club’s record signing. Osimhen has established himself as one of the main players for the Serie A side after an impressive debut season where he scored 10 league goals.
Still, his output could have been considerably better if he had not been out of action for three months due to injuries and illness.
While Gennaro Gattuso did his bit to help Osimhen settle down in Italy, Spalletti is the man believed to have the ability to get the best out of him and turn him into a world-class forward.
Speaking to the media, Spalletti revealed that he is impressed with the youngster’s strength, aggressiveness, pace, willingness to press opposing defenders, and ability to stick the ball in the back of the net.
“I don’t see why we shouldn’t do well with the current squad, Osimhen falls into this discourse. He attacks the depth – he has excellent qualities in the spaces.
“He knows how to score, helps the team, covers the spaces, and does not leave them to others. He is a strong one like Mertens, Petagna.”
Osimhen continues to be linked with a move away from Napoli, with Tottenham eyeing him as a potential replacement for Harry Kane, should the England captain leave the club.
But the 22-year-old is keen to remain in Italy, and Napoli are already looking to insert a hefty buyout clause in his contract to discourage admiring suitors.
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By FARPost reporter