- Victor Osimhen has scored nine goals in eleven matches this season to become one of the leading scorers in Europe
- The Nigerian striker has been praised by Bologna manager Sinisa Mihajlovic who claimed Osimhen has more balance than Chelsea’s Romelu Lukaku
- The Bologna boss claims the Super Eagles striker who left Lille in 2020 is starting to justify the price-tag Napoli paid for him
Bologna manager Sinisa Mihajlovic has emphatically stated that Napoli striker Victor Osimhen has more balance than Chelsea forward Romelu Lukaku.
Complete Sports are reporting that Mihajlovic claims that defenders will need to work very hard in order to stop the 22-year-old who is in sizzling form this season.
Osimhen has so far scored nine goals in 11 matches for the Partenopei this campaign and according to the Bologna boss, the youngster is starting to justify the price-tag Napoli paid for him and compared him to former Inter attacker Romelu Lukaku.
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Mihajlovic said during his interaction with the media on Wednesday via Independent NG:
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“He shifts the balance even more than Lukaku. He seems like he has an engine. He’s ‘ignorant’, but in the good sense of the word. He runs, opens the game, restarts, scores.
“He’s really strong, but I didn’t expect this much. It’s also true that they paid €70m for him.”
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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.
It has been no surprise that top European clubs have been linked with Napoli striker Victor Osimhen following his goalscoring form.
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.