Former Napoli striker Cavani reveals what makes Osimhen a different and competitive player 

Published: May 23, 2023
Former Napoli striker Cavani reveals what makes Osimhen a different and competitive player 

Former Napoli striker Edinson Cavani has lavished praise on Victor Osimhen, saying that the Nigeria international has proved to be a competitive player who can make the difference. 


Osimhen was one of the architects of Napoli winning the Serie A for the first time in 33 years, netting the title-winning goal as the Blues forced Udinese to a 1-1 draw on May 4. 


He has mustered 23 goals in 30 appearances in the Serie A to top the scoring charts this season.


His form has led to several top European clubs scrambling for his signature with Manchester United, Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain among his suitors. 


Cavani reckons that Osimhen can become a better striker in the future given his age, and admitted that his children idolize the Napoli number 9.


"Idol of my children? They talked a lot about Kvaratskhelia and Osimhen. Even twenty days ago when they came to see me they spoke to me about it. It's nice to know they have these idols," Cavani told DAZN via Radio Kiss Kiss.


Cavani added: "Osimhen? I really like his hunger, he's incredible, he never gives up, and so in the end that's what makes you a difference and makes you a competitive player.


"He has everything to continue growing and become one of the best strikers in the world. The Scudetto was also won thanks to his hunger".


Osimhen joined Napoli from Lille in 2020 for a fee in the region of 70 million euros, making him the most expensive Nigerian player in history. 



Ifeanyi Emmanuel 



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