Osimhen has been superb for Napoli in the last two years, and he has drawn a lot of praise from present and past stars
Former AC Milan and Napoli striker Massimo Agostini has stated that Napoli talisman Victor Osimhen is better than Roma star Romelu Lukaku and Inter Milan hitman Lautaro Martinez, Soccernet.ng reports.
The Serie A is home to some of the best strikers in the world. Stars like Dusan Vlahovic, Lukaku, Martinez, Arkadiusz Milik, and Ciro Immobile ply their trades in the top-flight.
However, Osimhen distinguished himself from the rest last season, scoring 26 goals to cart away the Capocannoniere and help Napoli win the Scudetto for the first time in 33 years.
Consequently, the Nigeria international has attracted interest from several top European clubs, with Arsenal, Chelsea, Real Madrid, and Bayern Munich all in the mix. However, Osimhen has opted to remain at Naples.
This season, Osimhen has yet to reach last season’s heights due to injuries and Napoli’s lack of form. However, whenever his supporting cast have been at their best, Osimhen has performed well.
Retired striker Agostini has been impressed with the 24-year-old striker, and he believes Osimhen is a top asset. To Agostini, the former Lille man is better than Martinez and Lukaku.
“If I had to choose one between Osimhen, Lautaro and Lukaku, I would pick Osimhen. He has grown exponentially and has made great improvements. Unfortunately, he has had some problems, but I would pick him.”
This season, Osimhen is one goal behind Lukaku and eighth goals behind Martinez on the Serie A goalscorers’ charts. And with potential departure for the Africa Cup of Nations, which will make him miss some games, it is unlike that he will win the Capocannoniere this season