WATCH: Victor Osimhen provides jaw-dropping assist to settle Cagliari tie amid Chelsea speculations

Victor Osimhen, Napoli’s star striker, has risen to fame in recent times, emerging as the club’s standout player and finishing as the top goal scorer in Serie A last season. His stellar performance played a crucial role in helping his club lift the league title, ending a three-decade wait for Napoli.

Despite being at the helm of controversies with the club due to its image-damaging acts, Osimhen demonstrated his loyalty toward the club, defending it with a public statement. While he continues to extend his excellent services for Napoli, he provided a wonderful assist in the recent league match.

Victor Osimhen pulls off one of the assists of the season

Napoli, the Italian champions, are currently placed 4th on the league points table with 27 points in hand so far this season. Recently, they hosted Cagliari in a 2-1 victory at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium on Saturday. Subsequently, they ended their four-game winless streak at home.

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Via-Roma Press

Recently crowned ‘African Footballer of the Year’ for his outstanding performance, the in-form Nigerian international, Victor Osimhen, seized the spotlight in the latest home victory. He not only scored but also delivered mesmerizing assists, undoubtedly showcasing the assist of the season. 

The 24-year-old forward broke the deadlock in the 69th minute with a header, giving Napoli the lead. Three minutes later, the opposition found the equalizer. Nevertheless, Osimhen responded once again, this time providing a stunning assist to regain their lead, showcasing not only his prolific scoring but also his creative prowess in the match.

In the 74th minute, he received a pass from Giacomo Raspadori in the box. As he controlled the ball and flicked it onto his chest, surrounded by Cagliari’s defenders, Osimhen juggled it three times before heading it down, allowing him to navigate through space in the penalty box.

With ease, he glided past two defenders, delivering the ball across the goal to Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, who finished it in the back of the net.

Osimhen firmly on Chelsea’s radar

Presently, the Nigerian striker is considered among the best young strikers globally, showcasing exceptional goal-scoring abilities and attacking skills, standing alongside the likes of Erling Haaland. He has emerged as one of the most sought-after names in Europe, with numerous top clubs expressing their desire to sign Napoli’s talisman.

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Via-Evening Standard

Following interest from several Premier League clubs, such as Arsenal and Manchester United, Chelsea has emerged as the front-runner in the race to sign the striker to bring him to Stamford Bridge. The Blues have been grappling with a lack of clinical goal scorers in their team.

Interestingly, Victor Osimhen had spoken highly of the EPL, favoring it as the most appreciated league by African players, hinting he might potentially move to England next summer. On the other hand, reports also indicate that Napoli has reached a new agreement with the striker.

Will Victor Osimhen end up in the Premier League in the January transfer window? Drop your predictions in the comments section.


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