Napoli sporting director, Cristiano Guntoli said Victor Osimhen’s unique quality and characteristic made him stood out from other strikers.
Tuttomecartowebb reported that Guntoli’s desire to focus on the youth may have necessitated the club’s desire to invest heavily on the Nigerian International.
Guntoli stressed that Osimhen’s presence will send jitters down the spine of Serie A defenders, adding that the former Lille forward will also add more quality to coach Genaro Gattuso tutored side.
” We bought Osimhen for the purpose of putting more pressure on our opponents. He has the ability to help the team gets better and work for the overall progress of the club
” Osimhen has different quality and characteristics that is entirely different from the attackers in the team
“We hope to renew the contract s of some players shortly. And we hope to sign as many young players to secure the future of the club,” Guntoli told Sportsmediaset.
After much twists and turns,Napoli finally confirmed the signing of the young Nigerian from Lille in a deal worth more than $96 million (81.3m Euros) making him the most expensive African player of all time.
Napoli have now paid more than English side Arsenal paid Lille for Ivory Coast’s Nicolas Pepe a year ago.
Osimhen had joined Lille from Belgium’s Charleroi as a replacement for Pepe.
He scored 18 goals in all competitions for Lille last season.