There is no denying that Victor Osimhen got off to a tough start at Napoli after joining the Italian side from Lille back in July 2020.
Adam Digby for Forbes – A club record fee of €70 million ($76.18 million) brought incredible and understandable scrutiny, only for a shoulder injury suffered on international duty with Nigeria to sideline him for two months.
As if adapting to life in a new country during a global pandemic wasn’t difficult enough, then a positive COVID-19 test and then a fractured eye socket would only add to Osimhen’s struggles.
Those issues ultimately limited him to just 39 Serie A starts across his first two seasons in Naples, but the 24-year-old began the current campaign finally healthy and looking to show his true value.
From the outset, Osimhen and Napoli have shown that the 2022/23 campaign was going to be theirs, starting with a 5-2 demolition of Hellas Verona in the opening round where he registered one goal and an assist.
Playing with the freedom and attacking intent that has long been a hallmark of Coach Luciano Spalletti’s sides, the impressive score lines have piled up week after week across all competitions.