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‘I Have Taken A Big Leap’ – Osimhen Ready For New Challenge At Napoli

‘I Have Taken A Big Leap’ – Osimhen Ready For New Challenge At Napoli

Victor Osimhen is determined to prove his worth at Serie A club Napoli following his move from Lille, reports Completesports.com.

The Nigeria international enjoyed a relatively successful campaign in Ligue 1 where he scored 18 goals and recorded six assists in 38 games in all competitions.

His exploits saw him win the club’s Player of the Season award and was named as the best African player in Ligue 1.

“The highest paid player at Napoli? Being here means that I have taken a big leap. I’m not interested in money. I intend to give my best (for Napoli),”Osimhen stated during his unveiling ceremony on Wednesday.

”Joining Napoli is a dream come true. I am happy to play in any role, I’m happy to be here. I have fantastic teammates.”

“Being here means that I have made a big leap in career. I want to do well in this blue jersey.”

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“For a young player like me, motivation is important. The president and the coach made me feel at home immediately.

“I have always been convinced that Napoli was the best choice for me and for my future.”

Osimhen admitted he was a bit skeptical about joining the Blues but had a change of mind after visiting Naples as well as meeting manager Gennaro Gattuso and club president Aurelio De Laurentiis.

“Racism issue? I admit I was skeptical, then I went to Naples. My point of view changed after visiting the city and speaking with Gattuso and De Laurentiis. Racism will not be a limit on my career. I will go further thanks to the fans,”he added.

“I have an excellent relationship with Gattuso and De Laurentiis, for me they are like fathers. I have received great affection from the fans.

“I spoke to Gattuso and De Laurentiis, and that was the moment that I decided to accept Napoli. I received love from them. Motivation is fundamental.”

By Adeboye Amosu

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