Victor Osimhen, who signed for Napoli this summer, is relishing the prospects of facing “one of the greatest players on earth” in Cristiano Ronaldo in Serie A.
Osimhen’s debut season for Lille in Ligue 1 yielded impressive 18 goals and six assists in 38 appearances across all competitions for the French side. Thus, making the Nigerian striker in demand for transfer this summer.
Eventually, Napoli won the race to sign the forward by spending a club-record €70m to obtain his services, smashing the €39m they previously paid for Gonzalo Higuain in 2014 by a whopping €31m.
With his price tag, big expectations are obviously expected from the youngster, which could be a burden. However, Victor Osihmen isn’t fazed and hopes to challenge Ronaldo for the Serie A’s top-scorer award, the “Capocannoniere.”
Victor Osimhen Relishes Facing Ronaldo
The 21-year-old will be tasting what it feels like to face “one of the greatest players on earth” on October 4 when Napoli visits Allianz Stadium.
“I’m really looking forward to a new career here in Serie A. Playing against the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo is something one can eagerly wait,” Osimhen told the Caf website.
“While at Lille, I had the opportunity of playing against some of the best players in the world like Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, and it would definitely be a whole great experience to play against Ronaldo, who is one of the greatest players on earth. So, I’m looking forward to facing him soon,” he added.
The Nigerian born striker will make his Serie A bow away to Parma on Sunday afternoon.
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