Victor Osimhen, the Nigerian striker for Napoli, has been hailed as the “best centre forward in the world” by Didi Hamann, a former midfielder for Liverpool, Bayern Munich, Manchester City, and Germany. Hamann believes that Osimhen is even better than Erling Haaland, who has had an impressive season at Manchester City, scoring 45 goals in 42 appearances in all competitions. Osimhen has scored 23 goals in 28 appearances for Napoli this season, helping the team reach the Champions League quarter-finals and soar 18 points clear in Serie A.
Hamann says that “every top club” should be looking to secure Osimhen’s signature at the end of the season. Manchester United and Chelsea have been linked with summer moves for the 24-year-old striker, who admitted earlier this month that it was his “dream” to one day move to the Premier League.
While Haaland is a very direct player, Hamann believes that Osimhen is a better all-round player who links up play better. He says that he was cautious about whether Haaland really fits into the Manchester City team. “He may prove me wrong at the moment, if you look at his goal scoring and stats, but they could still be trophyless at the end of the season,” Hamann said. “I think he’s a player every top club should go for, because, for me at the moment Osimhen is the best centre forward in the world.”
Osimhen said earlier this month that playing in one of the top five leagues in the world is an amazing feeling for him and a good fit. “Now, I’m in one of the best leagues in the world which is the Italian Serie A. But of course, a lot of people worldwide consider the Premier League as the best and the strongest league,” he said. “I’m working so hard to make sure that I achieve my dream of playing in the Premier League someday. But like I said, it’s a process and I just want to keep on this momentum and continue to do well.”
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