Amunike: Osimhen can be better than Drogba

Amunike: Osimhen can be better than Drogba
Victor Osimhen of Lille OSC in action

by Staff Reporter

Thursday Jul 23, 2020. 13:00

Nigeria international Victor Osimhen has been compared with legendary Ivorian striker Didier Drogba.

Lille OSC striker Osimhen was one of the best players in the French Ligue 1 last season and he is expected to join Italian giants SSC Napoli.

His compatriot Daniel Amunike, who played for Nigeria and Spanish giants FC Barcelona as a striker, discussed the 21-year-old’s potential.

“Victor is still young, he has still a long road to reach Didier’s level,” Amunike told Tuttomercato Web.

“But, in my opinion, one day he could become even better than him. Maybe, by playing in the Serie.

“To change championship and country again, after Germany, Belgium and France, will let him experience a new reality and to improve as a man and player.”

Widely regarded as one of Africa’s greatest players, Drogba was named African Footballer of the Year twice, winning the accolade in 2006 and 2009.

“It’s clear Napoli are one of the most important clubs in Italy, with a great history and passionate fans like few others,” Amunike added.

“In my opinion, Osimhen has everything to become an idol to Napoli fans in the next years, he will only need some time to settle down.”

Osimhen finished the 2019/20 season with 13 goals from 25 Ligue 1 matches, and he was their top scorer in the campaign.

He is expected to complete a big move to Napoli which reportedly worth €81 million soon.

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