Osimhen continues excellent goalscoring form

Osimhen continues excellent goalscoring form

Napoli’s in-form striker, Victor Osimhen, has become the second youngest player to score in eight consecutive Series A games after his goal in his club’s 2-0 victory over Empoli on Saturday.

The Nigeria international scored in his previous seven league games and added another one to his tally on Saturday.

Osimhen continues red-hot form

As expected, the Naples side started the game on top holding the ball and applying pressure on the Empoli defence. In the 28th minute, Napoli got their second, and it was none other than their potent hitman Victor Osimhen.

The 24-year-old goal poacher displayed his striker’s instinct after calmly getting first to a rebound and sending the ball into the net with just one touch to make it 2-0. Osimhen now has 19 goals in Serie A this season.

According to Opta, his strike against Empoli ensures that he is the second youngest player (24 years, 58 days) after Roberto Muzzi (23 years, 165 for Cagliari in 1995) to score in eight straight games.

Napoli target Hojlund as Osimhen's replacement

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Serie A leaders Napoli are targeting Danish and Atalanta striker Rasmus Hojlund, as a potential replacement if Nigeria international Victor Osimhen leaves the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona in the summer.

The 24-year-old Nigerian striker has been exceptional for the Parthenopeans since the start of the 2022/23 season and is the highest goalscorer in Serie A with 19 goals and three assists in 20 league appearances.

His fine form has attracted interest from top clubs in the English Premier League with Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea all being linked to signing the former Lille striker. Also, big clubs like Bayern Munich and Real Madrid are closely keeping tabs on the Super Eagles striker.

“The club wants to keep its best players, but if an offer of the indispensable ones from the Premier League for Osimhen it is clear that sporting director Giuntoli would not be found unprepared and the Dane would be one of the privileged solutions and in any case a talent to invest in perspective.6 goals in his first season in Serie A. De Laurentiis could even block him and leave him for one more season in Bergamo to mature,” as quoted by Napoli Magazine.

Napoli made Osimhen the most expensive African player in history when the Italians paid LOSC Lille €75m and included a couple of players in the deal that saw the total fee go above €80m in 2021.

This article was most recently revised and updated 5 months ago

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