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Soccer News of Monday, 20 June 2022


Ex Eagles midfielder urges Osimhen to stay at Napoli

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Former Super Eagles midfielder, Christian Obodo has urged Victor Osimhen to stay at Napoli.

The 23-year-old Napoli striker has recently been at the centre of transfer speculations following his impressive performance at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium and his heroics with the National team.

The Nigerian international netted 18 goals in 32 appearances for Luciano Spalletti's side last term despite missing quite a number of goals to a facial injury.

The former Lille man was also voted the best Serie A young player last season.

Obodo, who had an eleven-year spell in Italy playing for clubs like Perugia, Fiorentina, Udinese, Torino, and Lecce has acknowledged the potential of the 23-year-old attacker.

The 38-year-old ex-Super Eagles midfielder insists Napoli is the ideal club for Osimhen and believes he is under the right tutorship which is crucial to his development.

“I’ve been aware of Osimhen’s potential even before he joined Napoli,” Obodo told 1 Station Radio as reported by PUNCH Sports Extra.

“I think Napoli is the ideal place for a player like Victor in addition to the adequacy of the coach.

“(Luciano) Spalletti’s work is relevant to his growth and that has allowed him to grow a lot both at Napoli and with the national team.

“I have no doubt about the impact that the former Lille striker would have on Napoli.”

Osimhen is been chased by clubs like Arsenal, Manchester United, and Newcastle United among other clubs.