Ex-Napoli director likens Osimhen to Cavani


By Anthony Nlebem.

Former Napoli sporting director Riccardo Bigon, says Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen’s style of football is similar to Uruguayan forward Edison Cavani.

Bigon praised Osimhen’s power, pace and hunger to score goals making him a prolific striker.

The former U-17 World Cup winner continues to be an integral part of Napoli’s season fine run, which has placed them at the top of the Serie A table with only one league defeat in the campaign.

“Is Osimhen similar to Cavani? From a certain point of view, yes. From what you can see on the field there is great competition, he has great athletic vivacity. He always wants to score, he takes on the responsibilities of the striker,” Bigon said as quoted by Italian news outlet Tutton Napoli.

“And from this point of view, yes, they are very similar. Then I don’t know Osimhen personally, so I don’t know what guy he is, while Edinson was also a leader from a team point of view. “an example that he transmitted day by day to the team. But Osimhen on Sunday against Sampdoria has the winning behaviour of those who arrive at the top, like Cavani.”

Napoli last Sunday night beat Sampdoria 2-0 in their Serie A clash at Luigi Ferraris Stadium, Osimhen netted the first goal for Naples in the 19th minute and a penalty by Elmas doubled the scoreline in the 82nd minute.

The 24-year-old- Nigeria striker had a fantastic outing last year and was recently voted Globe Soccer emerging player of 2022 and was excited to receive the award.

“I just received the Globe Soccer Award for Power Horse Emerging Player of the Year, thank you for the recognition and for those who supported me. over the years, I appreciate all of you,” Osimhen posted on his official Twitter page.

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