Victor Osimhen: Super Eagles striker describes Napoli manager Gattuso as real man

Victor Osimhen: Super Eagles striker describes Napoli manager Gattuso as real man

- Victor Osimhen joined Italian club Napoli this summer from French club Lille

- The Nigerian international has continued to bang-in the goals during the pre-season

- Osimhen is seemingly happy with his new manager and AC Milan legend Gennaro Gattuso

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Victor Osimhen has described his manager at Italian club Napoli Gennaro Gattuso as a real man, adding that he enjoys his working relationship with the tactician, Complete Sports reports via Gazzetta.

The Nigerian striker was officially unveiled at the Italian club on July 31 after weeks of trying to seal the deal from French Ligue 1 side Lille.

Napoli completed the transfer agreement for the 21-year-old for fee plus an array of potential bonuses that takes the deal up to €50million (about N23billion).

The two clubs, Lille and Napoli, signed the final relevant documents on Friday, July 24 with Osimhen having already passed a medical with the Serie A club in Rome a week earlier.

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And since arrival at the Italian club, the striker has continued to score goals in pre-season games giving a glimpse what is expected of him when the Serie A resumes.

The 21-year-old has already been nicknamed as 'mister hat-trick' by Napoli fans who have been so pleased with his games since he joined the Italian side.

Victor Osimhen: Sensational Super Eagles striker lauds Napoli manager Gennaro Gattuso
Victor Osimhen happy to work with Gattuso. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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Osimhen has been in great and stunning form for Gattuso's side since he joined from Lille and has scored hat-trick twice in pre-season games.

Recall that he was also in fantastic form in France netting 18 goals for the club in all competitions which eventually attracted several clubs before Napoli won the bid.

He has described his manager Gattuso as a man with special qualities, expressing delight working with the manager.

“From the way he talks to you, and by looking him in the eyes, you can see that Gattuso is a real man, he’d never bulls**t you,” Osimhen told

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He later posted a picture of himself exchanging pleasantries with the manager on his Twitter handle captioning it: “The boss and his boy.”

Meanwhile, earlier reported via Complete Sports that Ola Aina could be making a return to England as newly-promoted Premier League side Fulham want his services.

It is understood that the Nigerian international could join the Cottagers on loan from Serie A side Torino this summer.

The report further added that Fulham boss Scott Parker wants a versatile defender in his squad for the coming season and the 23-year-old is his best option.

The Super Eagles defender who narrowly missed the going to the 2018 World Cup joined Torino from Chelsea after an impressive loan spell with the Turin based club.

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