I want to be like Maradona at Napoli – Victor Osimhen

Record breaking signing Victor Osimhen hopes to make history with his new Serie A club, Napoli. He adds that he wants to do what South American legends Diego Maradona, Gonzalo Higuain and Edinson Cavani did at the club.

Victor Osimhen Nigeria expensive player

Victor Osimhen who is aged 21, joined Napoli on a five-year contract with an option of an additional year in an African record €81m deal including bonuses. He became the most expensive super eagles player as a result.

Maradona inspired Napoli to two Italian championships in the 1986/87 and 1989/90 seasons, while Higuain and Cavani etched their names in the folklore of Napoli with their goalscoring heroics.

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In an interview with sport1, Osimhen said:

 “I am proud to join a club, who have seen great players like Maradona, Higuain and Cavani,”

“I also want to go into the club’s history.

“I want to have a good Serie A and also help the club in the Europa League.”

The African Media can exclusively report that the Nigeria international is making preparations to comfortably settle in Naples ahead of the forthcoming Serie A season.

The 2020/2021 Serie A season is set to start in mid September.

 

The African Media

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