- Victor Osimhen was recently ranked in top 100 most expensive players in the world
- The Nigerian international is yet to replicate his Lille form since joining Italian club Napoli
- His agent D’Avila has stated that the striker’s aim at the moment is to ensure they reach Champions League
William D’Avila, the agent of Super Eagles’ forward Victor Osimhen, has disclosed that one of the major aims of the striker is to ensure Napoli qualify for the Champions League.
The 22-year-old who missed the club’s last two matches due to injury is reportedly eager to return to action as Napoli take on Sassuolo on Wednesday, February 3.
He suffered a head injury during their defeat to Atalanta in the Serie A last week and only managed to train on Saturday.
His agent told kisskissnapoli.it via Complete Sports:
“Victor is fine. He trains every day and gets better. He is training in a group with his teammates.
”I spoke to him today and he told me that if he gets the okay from the technical and medical staff he can already play against Sassuolo. He is ready and eager to return.
“He wants to do everything to bring Napoli to the Champions League. He has been unlucky in this last period but I know him and I guarantee you that he is focused on the end of the season.
“He is motivated. He’s in good shape and as soon as he unlocks at the door, he’ll be back to the old one.”
The forward has scored twice in 16 appearances across all competitions for Napoli this season.
Meanwhile, Osimhen has been ranked the 98th most expensive player in the world according to the latest KPMG report published on the market value of 150 football stars.
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He currently holds the status of Africa's most expensive player after his move from Lille to Napoli last summer.
His signature cost the Italian League giants about €83 million and the report values the former youth international at €50 million (about N29 billion). And this makes him the most valued Nigerian footballer.
Legit.ng earlier reported that former Nigerian international, Daniel Amokachi has thrown his weight of support for the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) saying Nigeria would have won AFCON 2000 if the technology was in place at that time.
Recall that controversy ensued during the penalty shootout of the final match at the national stadium in Surulere, Lagos Nigeria, after Victor Ikpeba’s penalty was ruled out.
Replays from several angles showed that the ball which bounced off the crossbar had crossed the line, but centre referee Morad Daami failed to award the goal as Cameroon won the tournament 4-3 via spot kicks after the match ended 2-2.
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Source: Legit Newspaper