Osimhen destined for Premier League – Woodgate

Manchester United ready to pay record €140m for Osimhen – Report


Johnny Edward
Former Real Madrid defender Jonathan Woodgate believes Napoli forward Victor Osimhen is destined for the Premier League.
The Nigeria international was a handful against Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League matchday one staged at Diego Armando Maradona Stadium on Wednesday night, though he missed a penalty and also got injured in the match.
The 23-year-old started the match on a high, hitting a post inside 45 seconds and winning a penalty that Alisson Becker saved after he was clipped by Virgil van Dijk.
Woodgate believes the Nigerian has done enough in the encounter to underline his potential for English football.
“The two centre-halves (Van Dijk and Joe Gomez) will be absolutely delighted to see the back of Osimhen after he was substituted because he was so difficult to play against. He is destined for the Premier League,” Woodgate told The Boot Room.
Even with the 4-1 win, the Italians are second in Group A, behind Ajax, who defeated Rangers 4-0.
Unbeaten in their last 16 matches in all competitions, Luciano Spalletti’s men face Spezia in Saturday’s league outing before an away fixture against Scottish Premiership side Glasgow Rangers.
Liverpool – who are now unbeaten in their last two Premier League matches – will hope to return to winning ways against Wolverhampton Wanderers in England, before hosting Ajax Sept 13.