Raspadori tipped as Osimhen’s perfect partner



Ebenezer Bajela

Italian football expert Maurizio Pistocchi has tipped young Sassuolo striker Giacomo Raspadori as the perfect attacking partner for Nigeria international, Victor Osimhen, PUNCH Sports Extra reports.

Ahead of the 2022/23 Serie A campaign, Napoli are still without a striking partner for Osimhen, following the exit of captain Lorenzo Insigne and Dries Mertens.

Though, they have managed to signed young Georgian playmaker Khvicha Kvaratskhelia as a direct replacement for Insigne, they are still in the market for a striker who could form a formidable strike force with the Super Eagles forward.

With Serie A starting in another few days, Napoli are still caught in the middle of a rebuilding process.

However, according to several reports in Italy, young Sassuolo star Raspadori, who excelled last season under Alessio Dionisi, scoring 10 goals and providing six assists in 36 Serie A appearances, has been a target for the Naples-based club.

Pistocchi is convinced that Raspadori, who was a part of the Italy squad that won Euro 2020 last year, will form a percet strike force with the Nigerian.

“Napoli is a team that at the moment leaves its substitutes disappointed but has replaced Insigne very well with Kvaratskhelia,” the 66-year-old football expert told Radio Marte.

“The purchase of the player behind Osimhen becomes essential. I like Raspadori very much. In my opinion, he would be perfect with Osimhen.”

Osimhen was named Serie A’s best young player of the season last campaign after scoring 14 goals and assisted twice in 27 appearances for Napoli.