Victor Osimhen is facing huge expectations as the Serie A season kicks off with the Nigerian striker expected to deliver by scoring plenty of goals in his maiden campaign at Napoli.
A lot has been said about Osimhen’s big-money move to Napoli from Ligue 1 side, Lille and he has been in great form in pre-season with a hat-trick against Teramo particularly noteworthy.
The 21-year-old is now very much set to make his Serie A debut on Sunday when Gli Azzurri take a trip to the Stadio Ennio Tardini to trade tackles with Parma with three points on offer.
In his last pre-season game which was his third, though, Osimhen fired blanks but registered an assist for Napoli which walloped Italian Serie B club, Pescara 4-0 at the Stadio San Paolo.
So far, so good in three pre-season appearances, Osimhen who recently joined Napoli from Lille in this very summer’s transfer window netted six goals and contributed two other assists.
The Super Eagles striker scored hat-tricks in his first two games and Osimhen had netted 13 goals in 27 appearances in the Ligue 1 and was voted Lille’s Player of the Season last term.
With the Edo State-born striker having shone at both Sporting Charleroi of Belgium and Lille where he scored plenty goals in the last two seasons, he is facing huge expectations at Napoli.
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