Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen won the award for best player in the Serie A at the AIC Oscar del Calcio awards. This comes after his sensational campaign, where he led Napoli to their first Serie A title in over three decades.
Victor Osimhen wins the 2023 AIC Serie A Footballer of the Year award 🇳🇬👑 pic.twitter.com/iY3SQePQio
— Soar Super Eagles (@SSE_NGA) December 5, 2023
The former Wolfsburg forward became the first African player to win the golden boot in the Italian top flight, after scoring 26 goals in 32 games. In fact, Osimhen bagged a total of 31 goals in 39 matches across all competitions last season, helping the Partenopei reach the quarter-final of the UEFA Champions League. The 24 year old also earned a spot in the Serie A's best team of the year.
What's next for Osimhen?
It's important to point out that the African Player of the Year awards ceremony will be held in Marrakech on 11th December; and Victor Osimhen was nominated for the best player award.
Osimhen will have to compete with players like Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Kudus; players who also had an outstanding year. It'll be interesting to see how things will pan out, especially considering the Super Eagles player made the top 10 list for the 2023 Ballon d'Or.
Will Osimhen stay at Napoli?
There's a lot of Osimhen transfer news and speculation about the 24 year old's future. It is understood that Napoli's president Aurelio De Laurentis offered the former Wolfsburg star a monumental contract renewal.
However, many teams across Europe are also keeping tabs on the Super Eagles player; this includes Chelsea, AC Milan, Juventus and Inter Milan.
Should he renew his contract with the Partenopei, Osimhen is expected to overtake Odion Ighalo to become the highest earning Super Eagles player.
This article was most recently revised and updated 3 months ago