The Belgian forward is planning to see the exceptionally evaluated Nigeria global complete a transition to Stadio San Paolo later in the year
Victor Osimhen “is correctly the kind of footballer that Napoli needs”, as per Dries Mertens, who has upheld the club to get the Lille striker this mid year.
Few could have anticipated the effect that Osimhen would have in Ligue 1 when he showed up at Lille from Charleroi for €12 million (£11m/$13m) in August 2019.
The 21-year-old was focused after the flight of club charm Nicolas Pepe, who finished a £72 million ($90m) move to Arsenal after a remarkable season at Stade Pierre Mauroy.
Osimhen has filled Pepe’s boots splendidly, scoring 18 objectives in his first 38 appearances in quite a while to assist Lille with completing fourth in Ligue 1, while likewise contending in the Champions League.
The Nigerian frontman’s exhibitions have not gone unnoticed among Europe’s world class clubs, with any semblance of Juventus, Napoli, Liverpool and Tottenham among those checking out his administrations lately.
Napoli are allegedly driving the race for Osimhen’s mark, with the Lille star’s operator affirming he has just been in contact with the Italian monsters over an expected move.
Mertens would invite the skilled forward’s landing in Stadio San Paolo, having been made mindful of his one of a kind capacities while he was still on the books of Charleroi.
“My companions from Charleroi disclosed to me how well he played before going to France,” the Napoli charm told Il Mattino. “I don’t have the foggiest idea whether he will come, however regardless, he is unequivocally the sort of footballer that Napoli needs.”
Mertens proceeded to communicate his expectation that Jose Callejon stays at Napoli past the finish of the period, with the midfielder’s present agreement set to lapse this late spring.
The 33-year-old included his colleague’s future: “I attempted to persuade him to remain, I’m despite everything attempting, I’m not surrendering. Losing a companion like him would be unfortunately likewise surrendering a colleague and a phenomenal expert like Jose isn’t simple. I don’t have a clue what will occur. There’s still time.”
Napoli have been in acceptable structure since the resumption of the Italian season toward the beginning of June, winning two of their three Serie An installations in the wake of beating Juventus in the Coppa Italia last.
Mertens is trusting Gennaro Gattuso’s men can expand on that stage to reach considerably more noteworthy statures in the coming years.
He stated: “I am persuaded that the triumph in the Italian Cup is the beginning stage of an undertaking that will bring us achievement. I truly accept that the hole to Juventus is negligible, significantly less than what the current standings state.”