Stay at Napoli, ex-international, Obodo, tells Osimhen

Victor Osimhen

Former Nigeria midfielder, Christian Obodo, has advised Napoli striker Victor Osimhen to remain at the club and develop more despite concrete interests from top European clubs this summer, PUNCH Sports Extra reports.

Osimhen has been a subject of transfer speculations this summer following his impressive performances for the Partenopei with Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Newcastle United and Arsenal all reported to have shown interest in the 23-year-old striker.

Obodo, 38, who played in Italy for 11 years, starring for Perugia, Fiorentina, Udinese, Torino and Lecce believes Napoli is the ideal club for the former Lille striker to thrive.

“I’ve been aware of Osimhen’s potential even before he joined Napoli,” Obodo told 1 Station Radio.

“I think Napoli is the ideal place for a player like Victor in addition to the adequacy of the coach.

“(Luciano) Spalletti’s work is relevant to his growth and that has allowed him to grow a lot both at Napoli and with the national team.

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“I have no doubt about the impact that the former Lille striker would have on Napoli.”

Osimhen scored 14 goals and recorded five assists in 27 appearances in the Serie A in the concluded 2021/2022 season. He also netted four goals and one assist in the Europa League for Napoli who finished third in the Serie A last season with 79 points from 38 games.

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