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Soccer News of Thursday, 28 July 2022


Balotelli reveals his admiration for Osimhen

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Italian football star, Mario Balotelli has revealed his admiration for Napoli talisman, Victor Osimhen.

The duo met when Napoli played Turkish side Adana Demirspor in a pre-season friendly, a game that ended in a 2-all draw.

The 31-year-old striker who now plies his trade in the Turkish Super Lig showered some praises on Osimhen after the game.

β€œHe is physically great and we will see more of his qualities,” Balotelli said in a post-match interview.

The ex-Manchester City forward also disclosed that part of his career dream was to play for the Naples-based club but that opportunity never came.

"I have always said it would be a dream for me to play in Naples, unfortunately, I respect the president Aurelio De Laurentiis a lot but I think he never wanted to and it is for this reason that I never came to Naples, but I've always said I would have liked it,” the ex-Liverpool striker told Sky Italia.

Also in the mix was Super Eagles player Henry Onyekuru who debuted for the Turkish side after signing them on his loan deal few days ago.