IKENWA NNABUOGOR says the Italian Serie A should get ready for a new goal machine whose name is Victor Osimhen…
Hardly have you found a proven goal scorer that has failed to fire in any club he has played for.
It definitely will not start with Victor Osimhen, who exchanged Lille’s colours with Napoli’s and the former Sporting Charleroi sharp shooter is not even showing any signs of slowing down any time soon.
There are those who have doubted his ability to hit the bull’s eye in the Serie A, which is regarded as the league that has the highest number of hatchet men as defenders and wondered how Osihmen will get on the scoring groove regularly.
But these critics will have do this 21-year old a huge favour – back off him and sulk in their disappointments when his goals start rolling in.
Napoli have never hidden their love, confidence and admiration in him and were never playing to the gallery when they coughed out a record €80 million, including add-ons to make him the most expensive player out of Africa.
The two-time surprise Serie A champions are also not playing with their fortunes – their millions on Osimhen are well secured and not long the dividends will start tumbling in.
His double hat-tricks in recent friendlies leading to the start of the new season next weekend will not only gladden the hearts of club’s officials and fans, but also is also a sign of good things to come.
Osimhen himself isn’t carried away with these pre-season feats, he should have been fully briefed on the tough tasks ahead and how “deadly” his customers in Serie A defenders are.
Osimhen is already in the hearts of Napoli faithful and that will be a massive fillip for him to deliver the goodies when Napoli open their new season’s hostilities with a trip to Parma on Sunday, September 20.
What else does this youngster need to deliver?
Not forgetting he’s got the 100% backing of President Aurelio De Laurentiis and coach Genarro Gatuso, surely the striker’s goals are well kept in the Bank of Naples.
Expectedly, Napoli are looking beyond the goals of their record breaking acquisition, smart business to make out of Osimhen will definitely swell the club’s fortunes are sweet thoughts to see through.
Football is business, the best the club’s egg heads make out of it will continue to raise the bars for them financially.
Osimhen is Napoli’s biggest cash machine.
Bigger spenders like Manchester City, Barcelona, Real Madrid and PSG are waiting to pounce on this goal poacher before long for De Laurentiis to smile and shake hands with another club officials saying ‘thanks for doing business with you’
Those who do not believe will best be advised to wake up to the reality – Osimhen will be another Napoli great and those criticisms can only spur him to do more.