Former Italy defender and Ballon d’Or winner, Fabio Cannavaro, has labelled Napoli forward Victor Osimhen as deadly.
The 22-year-old Super Eagle is having a good run of form with the Partenopei and out of six appearances in Serie A, he has managed to score four goals. These strikes came against Udinese, Sampdoria (2), and Cagliari.
Cannavaro, who currently is the manager of Chinese club Guangzhou, believes Napoli have what it takes to win the Scudetto this season but singled out Osimhen for praise.
“Napoli are solid,” the former Ballon d’Or winner told Tribal Football. “They can win the Scudetto. But beware of the two sides from Milan.
“Spalletti’s team looks like a wall at times and have different solutions. [Victor] Osimhen was thought to be a crazy horse, but in the box, he knows how to hurt the opponents.
“Never rule out Juventus, they know how to manage the difficult moments and will be able to return.”
Before Serie A took a break for international football, Osimhen was named the league’s Player of the Month for September following his blistering start to the 2021-22 season.
He managed to beat Inter Milan midfielder Nicolo Barella, AC Milan’s Brahim Diaz, and Fiorentina’s Giacomo Bonaventura to the award which is organised by the Italian Footballers’ Association.
In the month of September alone, Osimhen managed to score seven goals in six matches across all competitions for Luciano Spalletti’s side and four of them were in Serie A and two in the Europa League.
Napoli are currently topping the Serie A table with 21 points from seven matches, they have won all seven matches, while Milan are second on 19 points from seven matches and Inter Milan are third on 17 points.
Champions Juventus are sitting in position seven with 11 points from seven matches.
Osimhen, who scored for Nigeria when they beat the Central African Republic 2-0, will hope to continue with his goalscoring form when Napoli return to league action with a home game against Torino at Diego Armando Maradona Stadium.