Former Nigeria national football team captain and manager Sunday Oliseh has spoken out on what he thinks Victor Osimhen should do next following his historic Scudetto win for Napoli.
The AFCON qualifiers 2023 top scorer scored his 22nd league goal for Napoli this season in 27 league appearances to hand the club their first Italian Serie A title in 33 years.
The celebrations are still ongoing in the Southern Italian city but the talks of the Nigeria Super Eagles striker's future have intensified as the season draws to a close.
Former captain Oliseh has shared his opinion on the discourse.
Osimhen is ready to move on, says Oliseh
The AFCON 2023 golden boot hopeful has publicly shared his dreams of playing in the Premier League. He did this when he was awarded the best foreign player in Serie A by the foreign press of Italy.
The 2015 under-17 FIFA World Cup winner wants to emulate his childhood idol, Didier Drogba, and make a big splash in the world's most popular league. Luckily for him, his performances have attracted the right interest and in the summer, he could become Africa's first 100 million player.
Osimhen, who is expected to make José Peseiro's next AFCON 2023 qualifiers fixtures list, has been compared to Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe this season.
This puts him on a global pedestal with many in the Nigerian football news media pushing for him to be crowned Africa's best player of the year at the next CAF Awards. His fans on social media are also calling for him to be considered in the Ballon d'Or voting process as his work to help Napoli win the Scudetto is not one to be glossed over.
Osimhen has won loads of fans and followers in the Southern Italy city of Naples with many donning his famous mask and copying his hairstyle as a tribute to his brilliance.
They will be sad to see him go but Aurelio De Laurentiis will be hard pressed not to listen to offers that could see him make as much as €50 million in profit. This is the opinion that Sunday Oliseh shared on his Twitter account when he pointed out that the Super Eagles forward is ready to move on.
Napoli owner Aurelio De Laurentiis says Victor Osimhen won't be sold this summer: 'no way' 🙅♂️ pic.twitter.com/LPGdWCdnX5
— B/R Football (@brfootball) May 5, 2023
Oliseh is also of the opinion that the former LOSC Lille man deserves worldwide accolades after his season.
“I was tense when Napoli were behind,” says Oliseh
Osimhen had missed quite a few chances in the game and it looked like Udinese's 13th-minute strike from Sandi Lovric was going to delay their Napoli's title celebrations for one more game.
Oliseh echoed the feelings of several fans of Osimhen and of Napoli in his congratulatory tweet to the striker, who is currently on the transfer list of a few Premier League clubs.
“Well said, Sis. I was tense when they trailed 0-1. [By] eading Napoli to this title, Osimhen, in my opinion, is now in full contention for worldwide coronation! Next step? The Premier League, I feel. Congrats Bro!” Oliseh replied to a tweet praising the former RSC Charleroi man.
Well said Sis, i was tense when they trailed 0-1. y leading Napoli to this title, Osimhen,in my opinion, is now in full contention for Worldwide coronation! Next step? The Premier league i feel. Congrats Bro! https://t.co/Q2Na1BVm69
— Sunday Oliseh (@SundayOOliseh) May 4, 2023
The Napoli striker will now turn his attention to sealing his Capocannoniere award and making a stronger case for him to win the Serie A player of the year when the league wraps up.
This article was most recently revised and updated 3 weeks ago