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Soccer News of Monday, 16 January 2023


Osimhen's agent gives hint on Napoli talisman's future

Victor Osimhen to stay at Napoli according to his agent Victor Osimhen to stay at Napoli according to his agent

Agent of Victor Osimhen, Roberto Calenda has hinted that the Napoli Starman will stay at the club amid interest from several clubs.

Osimhen hit a brace plus goals from Kvicha Kvaratskhelia, Amir Rrahmani, and Eljif Elmas sealed a remarkable 5-1 victory over Juventus at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium on Friday, January 13 to extend their lead at the top of Serie A.

The 24-year-old took his goal tally to 12, three more than his Super Eagles teammate Ademola Lookman and Inter's Lautaro Martinez after guiding Luciano Spalletti's men to a resounding victory.

Osimhen's remarkable form this season has drawn interest from several clubs in Europe with many linking him with a move away from Naples.

Despite the numerous transfer speculations surrounding the Super Eagles striker, Roberto Calenda insists that Osimhen is willing to stay at the club to help Napoli to their first Scudetto title in over three decades.

“Osimhen is fine, he is happy and perfectly integrated with the fans. At the stadium he is the first to party, to dance with the fans. His goal is to win with this team and give a dream to a city he loves. That is all there is to it.

“Osimhen is a natural talent, physically devastating, I think the key is consistency. He was penalised by injuries and now he can express his potential calmly.

“He is working well with the team, understanding and harmony are growing, and with Spalletti’s advice, he is constantly improving. He is maturing.”

Napoli are on course to win their first Serie A title since the 1989-1990 season, where club legend, Diego Maradona inspired the Naples-based side to their second Scudetto.