Osimhen Has Been Compared To Ivorian Legend Didier Drogba

Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen has been likened by France goalkeeper Penneteau to Ivorian legend Didier Drogba.

Drogba was also quite famous during his spell in the French league one before joining Chelsea later in his career, something Osimhen is also on verge of achieving following his good performances for Lille.

Only in his first season with the French club, the Nigerian has impressed the whole of Europe after scoring 19 goals in 34 appearances for the club.

The 39-year-old goalkeeper who is Osimhen’s former teammate at Charleroi is optimistic that the 21-year-old will become a great player and also likened him to African legend Didier Drogba.

“He doesn’t surprise me. When we discovered him, when he arrived, two clubs refused to take him for small physical problems.

“From the first training sessions, we saw that he was a player of another class. I said it when he arrived in Lille but for me, he may be the future Drogba of the French championship.”

“If there are at least two seasons left, he will score goal by goal.

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“He has all the qualities of a modern striker. He is fast, he jumps high, strong in duels, good with the ball, he plays in depth. He will erase his little imperfections while playing, he is a phenomenon,” added Penneteau.

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