Victor Osimhen denies saying he would become great like Maradona, Higuain, Cavani (updated)

Victor Osimhen denies saying he would become great like Maradona, Higuain, Cavani (updated)

- Victor Osimhen claims he did grant any interview saying he would love to become Napoli legends like Maradona, Higuain and Cavani

- The Nigerian international joined Napoli for a record-breaking transfer from Lille

- The 21-year-old will begin his campaign with the side from Naples next season

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Victor Osimhen has denied saying he would emulate Napoli legends in terms of achievements including Diego Maradona, Edison Cavani and Gonzalo Higuain.

The Nigerian striker has debunked claims he granted any interview of such with a reaction on Twitter directed at Punch.

The 21-year-old become Africa's costliest player following his summer move to the Serie A giants in the past week and will spend the next five years in Naples.

The former Lille striker was linked to several clubs in the Premier League because of his 18 goals, and six assists in 38 matches in the 2019-20 campaign for the Ligue 1 side.

Victor Osimhen believes he can become great like Maradona, Higuain, Cavani

Victor Osimhen believes he can become great like Maradona, Higuain, Cavani. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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"I never said such a thing,y’all copy paste journalist just like to fabricate lies,since the passing of my late father.

"I haven’t grant any interview whatsoever,stop this nonsense else na thunder go fire una," The Napoli striker said on his Twitter handle.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Amaju Pinnick who is the president of the Nigerian Football Federation has stated emphatically that Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen will break Maradona's record at Napoli.

The Nigerian football chief claimed that the player has told him that he is happy going to Napoli and confirmed his readiness to do well in the Italian Serie A.

However, Napoli or Lille have not announced the transfer of Victor Osimhen who scored 18 goals for Lille last season in France.

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