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Galderisi To Napoli: You May Find It Difficult To Replace Osimhen

...Victor Osimhen...still riding high...
...Victor Osimhen...still riding high...

Former Italian international, Giuseppe Galderisi has revealed that Italian Serie A side Napoli might struggle to find a suitable replacement for Nigeria’s Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen.

Osimhen‘s influence on Napoli’s success cannot be overstated, as he played a pivotal role in their Serie A triumph last season, contributing a staggering 26 goals.

The 25-year old former Lille player’s consistent brilliance has inevitably attracted the attention of European giants like Arsenal, Chelsea, and PSG.

With a transfer seemingly on the horizon, Napoli braces itself to receive a hefty sum, with Osimhen’s valuation hovering around €130 million, and this will present Napoli with an opportunity to reinvest in a new striker.

Names like Romelu Lukaku, Joshua Zirkzee, Viktor Gyokeres, and Jonathan David have been tossed around as potential replacements.

However, Napoli seems undecided on a clear favorite at this point.

Galderisi, a retired Italian forward, believes that Osimhen’s skillset is unique and poses a significant challenge for Napoli to find a direct replacement.

“Scamacca is doing extraordinary things this year, but he is different from Osimhem. All you have to do is serve him, and he scores goals,” Galderisi remarked, according to Calcio Napoli.

“The European Championship will be fundamental for him to understand how much of an impact he can have in certain competitions.

“But replacing Osimhen with Scamacca is a big risk. Osimhen moves with ease; he always makes the right movement, and when he starts again, he becomes uncatchable.

“I would have rewarded his gesture on the occasion of the second goal in Udine; I would have given him the goal. If you can’t find another Osimhen in Europe, then we need to understand what Napoli wants to do.”

The potential sale of Osimhen is likely to trigger a significant investment from Napoli in a new striker.

This could pave the way for another young, high-profile forward to arrive in Naples and fill the void left by the Nigerian star.

Packaged by Lanre Olabisi

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