Victor Osimen revealed his dream of advancing to the English Premier League (EPL).
He is a top striker from Nigeria. He has a tall height of 185cm, but shows fast speed based on the elasticity and chewiness of African descent. His ability to penetrate the space behind him is excellent, and his active forward pressure is like a ‘nightmare’ for his opponent’s defenders. He is also good at finding and entering space, creating threatening scenes in every game.
After going through the national league, he entered the European stage at the age of 19. He made his way to the Belgian league via Wolfsburg and distinguished himself in France. In the 2019-20 season, as a member of LOSC Lille, he played 38 games, including cup competitions, and scored 18 goals and 6 assists, becoming a high-level striker and receiving attention from many big clubs.
Naples succeeded in embracing him. The transfer fee was 75 million euros (approximately 104 billion won). Although he played well in France the previous season, the majority of the opinion was that the amount exceeding 100 billion won was overpaid. But Napoli saw Osimen’s potential and invested in his future.
For two seasons, it wasn’t worth the money. He recorded 28 goals and 9 assists in 62 games including the cup competition, but it was not a satisfactory statistic and he missed many periods due to injury.
But he’s doing great this season. He missed rounds 6 to 9 of the league, but after his return, he is showing an all-time high scoring pace. He has 21 goals and 4 assists in 26 games, including cup competitions, and ranks first in league scoring. If the main character of Naples in the first half was Hvica Kvarachhelia, Osimen is leading the team from the middle.
Many clubs are interested in him. Most of them are EPL clubs. Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea are keeping an eye on his situation. 위너 토토
The possibility of transfer cannot be confirmed. Although the contract expires with two years and three months left, the Napoli president is not worried about renewing the contract. According to the British media ‘Daily Mail’, Chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis said, “I deal well with contract-related issues. Even if an offer comes, I can block it. It will not be difficult to keep Osimen.”
Osimen was also proud to play for Napoli. According to British media The Athletic, he said: “To play in one of the top five leagues in the world is huge. Many people think the EPL is the best league in the world, but Serie A is also one of the best and I play there.” said.
However, he did not hide his dream of entering the EPL. “I am still working hard to achieve my dream of playing in the Premier League. But like I said, it’s part of the process. I want to keep my performance up to date,” he said.