Why Liverpool should sign Osimhen as Salah replacement - Nicol

Why Liverpool should sign Osimhen as Salah replacement - Nicol
SSC Napoli's forward Victor Osimhen reacts during the Italian Serie A soccer match between AC Monza and SSC Napoli at U-Power Stadium in Monza, Italy, 07 April 2024. EPA/Roberto Bregani

by Staff Reporter

Monday Apr 15, 2024. 15:59

Liverpool FC should sign Victor Osimhen as a direct replacement for fellow African Mohamed Salah according to club legend Steve Nicol.

The Egypt captain’s long-term future with the English Premier League giants is increasingly in doubt with less than 14 months left on his deal with the club.

Nigeria’s star striker Osimhen, on the other hand, has been tipped to leave SSC Napoli at the end of the current season having established himself as one of the best strikers in the world.

When asked to name the player Liverpool should sign other than Kylian Mbappe or Erling Haaland, without considering money, Nicol picked Osimhen.

“Any player? The fact that Salah is going to be gone whether it’s this year or next year, Osimhen,” Nicol, who won four English league titles with Liverpool, told ESPN.

“I think Osimhen would be fantastic for Liverpool.”

Osimhen has netted 15 goals in 27 matches across all competitions for Napoli, while Salah has scored 23 goals from 37 competitive games for Liverpool.

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