Zola Names Top Nigerian Striker As Lukaku’s Replacement At Chelsea

Zola Names Top Nigerian Striker As Lukaku's Replacement At Chelsea

Chelsea legend, Gianfranco Zola has tipped Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen to take over from Romelu Lukaku if he leaves Stamford Bridge.

Osimhen joined Napoli from Lille in the summer of 2020.

The 22-year-old scored 10 goals in 30 appearances with Napoli in his first season at the Serie A club.

Zola said: “Napoli are really strong in every department.

“They have Osimhen, Insigne and Politano up front, they have quality in midfield, a solid defence with Kalidou Koulibaly and two reliable goalkeepers. I can’t see weak points in their team.

“I didn’t know Osimhen when he arrived last year, but I have studied him a little and I have discovered a talented player.

“His movements are so good and his athletic strength can be devastating. He is Lukaku’s heir, he is still young and with room for improvement.”

This article was most recently revised and updated 4 weeks ago

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