The Super Eagles forward has scored 25 goals for the Neapolitans in all competitions
Napoli forward, Andrea Petagna, who is currently on loan at Serie A side Monza, waxes lyrical about his teammate Victor Osimhen.
The Nigerian striker, in the opinion of the 27-year-old, is the world’s second-strongest striker, after Manchester City’s Erling Haaland.
The Nigerian attacker has been putting on an outstanding show for the Parthenopeans, and his goal-scoring prowess has been crucial to Napoli’s bid for the Serie A title.
The 24-year-old’s 21 goals and 5 assists in 23 domestic league games for the Gli Azzurri have attracted the attention of some of the best European teams, who are hoping to sign him.
Haaland, a former Borussia Dortmund attacker who switched to the English team from the German Bundesliga, has scored 42 goals in all competitions for Pep Guardiola’s team.
The Norwegian striker, however, only cost the Etihad outfit somewhere about €60.00m last summer, and he has already shown to be worth more than that.
Nevertheless, Napoli has slapped a cost in the region of €150.00m on Osimhen, making him more expensive on the market, but investing big for the Nigerian striker might be worth it.
Meanwhile, the Super Eagles forward’s Napoli colleague has identified several traits that might make him a valuable transfer target for his suitors.
“Osimhen. He is a force of nature, very fast, he is hungry and with the legs he has he reaches everywhere.
“After Haaland, he is the strongest striker around.” he said.
Due to his performance, which boosted his market worth, the Super Eagles talisman is presently recognised as the most valuable player in the Italian league.