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Osimhen Recovers From Injury, Joins Napoli Mates At Training

Victor Osimhen...(bavarian football works image)
Victor Osimhen...(bavarian football works image)

Nigeria international, Victor Osimhen has resumed training with his Napoli teammates on Friday following his recovery from a muscle injury.

The reigning Serie A champions trained at the SSCN Konami Training Center in Naples, Italy, where Osimhen trained alongside his Napoli teammates who missed the international window including Matteo Politano who is also recovering from an injury.

Osimhen was originally on Finidi George’s 27-man list for the international friendlies against Ghana and Mali ahead of Nigeria’s 2026 World Cup qualifier games in June. However, due to a muscle injury that he received in the Champions League round of 16 tie against Barcelona, he had to withdraw from the squad.

The 24-year-old joined the morning session under Francesco Calzona and according to the report from AreaNapoli, he alongside Politano are going to be available for their match against Atalanta after the end of the international break on March 30.

The former Lille player, who played in the training match with his teammates, was applauded by Naples fans who came to watch the session.

Meanwhile, Osimhen is expected to leave Napoli this summer with a move to Premier League sides Chelsea or Arsenal rumoured to be on the cards while French giants Paris Saint-Germain are also credited with an interest in the African Player of The Year.

Partenopei president, Aurelio De Laurentiis who turned down a lucrative €130m bid from Saudi Arabian side Al-Hilal for the Nigerian striker confirmed that Osimhen would leave the club in the summer.

Osimhen has contributed 14 goals in 17 league appearances this season as Napoli bundled their title defense and are now chasing a top-four spot. The Italian side are seventh on the Serie A table and nine points behind fourth placed Bologna with nine games left to play this season.

With injury concerns, interntional competition in the AFCON and playing under three different coaches in 2023/24, Osimhen has struggled to hit last season’s impressive numbers for his club when he finished as Serie A top scorer with an impressive 26 goals in 32 appearances.

Credit: punchng.com

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