Huge Surprise As Chelsea Legend Names Super Eagles Striker as Lukaku's 'Heir'

Huge Surprise As Chelsea Legend Names Super Eagles Striker as Lukaku's 'Heir'

  • Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola has labelled Africa's most expensive star Victor Osimhen as Lukaku’s heir
  • The Super Eagles attacker netted his third goal against Udinese to increase his tally to three goals in four games
  • Osimhen rescued Napoli from defeat when they battled Leicester City in their Europa League opener last week

Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen has continued to attract positive reactions from the legends of the round leather game.

Chelsea icon Gianfranco Zola is the latest to shower encomiums on the forward who currently holds Africa's most expensive player tag.

A few days after scoring twice to help Napoli secure a draw in their Europa League opening group game, the 22-year-old found the back of the net again in their 4-0 triumph over Udinese on Monday, September 20.

Huge surprise as Chelsea legend names Super Eagles striker as Lukaku's 'heir'
Romelu Lukaku posing with Chelsea jersey after his return to Stamford Bridge. Credit - Chelsea FC
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Gianfranco Zola on about Osimhen's brilliance

The Blues icon was quoted by GOAL speaking with La Gazzetta Dello Sport per Football Italia, saying:

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“Napoli are really strong in every department.
"They have [Victor] Osimhen, Insigne and Politano upfront, the quality in midfield, a solid defence with Kalidou Koulibaly and two reliable goalkeepers. I can’t see weak points in their team.
“I didn’t know Osimhen when he arrived last year, but I’ve studied him a little and I’ve discovered a talented player. His movements are so good, and his athletic strength can be devastating. He is Lukaku’s heir, he is still young and with room for improvement.”

Osimhen joined the Italian League giants from Ligue 1 outfit Lille and scored 10 goals with three assists in 30 appearances in his first season.

What Iheanacho's boss said about Osimhen

Legit.ng earlier reported that Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers has showered encomium on Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen after his heroics in their Europa League clash at the King Power Stadium earlier this week.

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The Super Eagles star scored twice in the second half of their crunch encounter to help Napoli avoid defeat in their opening Group C fixture.

Osimhen's goals cancelled out Ayoze Perez and Harvey Barnes' earlier goals as they both settled for a 2-2 draw at the end of the regulation period.

Source: Legit Newspaper

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