Osimhen ranked third best U-25 striker


Ebenezer Bajela

According to CIES Football Observatory, Napoli and Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen, has been ranked number three in the target man shooter category alongside other forwards who are yet to turn 25.

The ranking which was released by the football observatory on Monday saw the Nigerian move up six places with a score of 93.3.

Chelsea’s Kai Havertz ranks highest on the list with a score of 94.3 while Atletico Mineiro forward Matias Zaracho occupies the second position with a score of 93.4.

Osimhen with 93.3 edges Barcelona’s Ferran Torres to fourth by 0.3 points.

In the fifth position is Liverpool’s €80m signing, Darwin Nunez, with 92.6 score.

Manchester City’s Julian Alvarez, Roma’s Tammy Abraham, Atletico Madrid’s Matthaüs Cunha, Dusan Vlahovic from Juventus and Evanilson De Lima, who plays for FC Porto complete the top 10.

Despite being a subject of transfer speculations at the recently concluded transfer window, Osimhen stays with Napoli and has started the season in style.

Prior to his injury that has ruled him out for three weeks; the 23-year-old has scored two goals and assisted one from five matches played in the Serie A. While he also played a key role in Napoli’s 4-1 win over Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League.