The Nigerian international only united with the gifted Georgian last year but the duo have been going like they have known each other for ages
Former Napoli midfielder Gianni Improta has showered praises on the excellent duo of Victor Osimhen and Khvicha Kvaratskhelia following their hugely productive partnership in Naples.
Osimhen has been at Napoli since 2020 after joining from French side Lille for an African record transfer fee. The Nigerian forward scored ten and 14 goals in each of his first two seasons with Il Partenopei.
But everything changed when relatively unknown Khvicha Kvaratskhelia arrived in Naples from lowly Georgian club Dinamo Batumi in July.
Osimhen has since become an unstoppable goalscoring force in the Italian Serie A, capitalising on the creativity and quality of Kvaratskhelia.
While the 21-year-old Georgian playmaker is the number one in the division for chances created and number of assists (nine assists), the Nigerian striker is the league’s top goalscorer with 16 league goals.
Between them, Osimhen and Kvaratskhelia have contributed an astonishing 36 of Napoli’s 51 league goals and it is difficult to ignore they are the biggest drivers of the Blues’ charge toward a first Serie A title in over three decades.
According to club faithful, Gianni Improta, the duo’s perfect partnership is the best in Europe at the moment.
What has been said?
“Kravatskhelia and Osimhen form a phenomenal couple,” Improta told Radio Marte, as per Tutto Napoli.
“In my opinion, they are the strongest in Europe, as well as among the youngest and, consequently, the one with there’s incredible room for improvement.
“We’ll see more of it with these two guys in the next ten years, as long as they let us enjoy them here in Naples. Age, physical strength, generosity, altruism: they have it all. They always improve, game after game, even thanks to Spalletti.”
Napoli are the clear favourites to claim a historic Serie A title since a Diego Maradona-inspired side achieved the same over 30 years ago.