- Victor Osimhen joined Italian side Napoli in the summer of 2020 when he left French Ligue 1 outfit Lille
- Napoli went all out for the Nigerian international in a deal believed to be worth over 80 million euros – a club and African transfer record
- Ex-Inter Milan director Marco Branca has applauded the Super Eagles star, saying he has shown he actually worth the money
The Napoli forward is being linked with several top clubs in Europe including Bayern Munich and Branca believes Osimhen will justify his pay.
Napoli made a staggering offer for the youngster in the summer of 2020 in a deal believed to be worth over 80 million euros – a club and African transfer record.
Despite several challenges, the Super Eagles forward notched-in ten goals in Italy last season, but he has been exceptional under new manager Luciano Spalletti.
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And according to Branca, the 22-year-old has shown enough qualities that Napoli were right to sign him.
Branca told Radio Kiss Kiss via Soccernet:
“Osimhen is worth the money spent by Napoli because he has particular characteristics and more completeness than others.
“He still has ample room for improvement in front of goal, but for physical structure, participation and quality, I think he is one of the strongest there is.”
Bayern Munich linked with Osimhen
It has been no surprise that top European clubs have been linked with Napoli striker Victor Osimhen following his goalscoring form.
Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich are the latest among the top clubs battling to sign the Nigerian international.
According to reports from Spanish news media outlet AS, the German champions could offer €100million for the Super Eagles forward.
Garba Lawal backs Ighalo’s Super Eagles return
Legit.ng earlier reported that Garba Lawal has stated that retired Nigerian international Odion Ighalo is still relevant to the Super Eagles.
The 32-year-old who currently plies his trade with Saudi Arabian out Al-Shabab has been in good scoring form for his side in the new season, scoring eight goals in nine matches.
The former Man United striker called it quits after Nigeria came third at the AFCON 2019 tournament and was named the top marksman of the competition with five goals.