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Former Nigeria midfielder Christian Obodo has discussed reasons why forward Victor Osimhen should stay at Napoli ahead of the new campaign.

The 23-year-old Nigeria international is currently a transfer subject of top European clubs after his impressive display for the Partenopei, which saw them finish the last Serie A campaign in third position with 79 points from 38 matches.

English Premier League clubs Arsenal, Manchester United, and Newcastle United have been named as a possible destination for the former Lille forward but according to the 38-year-old Obodo, who played for a host of clubs in Italy, Osimhen can only grow for the better at Napoli.

Obodo told 1 Station Radio as quoted by Punch:

I’ve been aware of Osimhen’s potential even before he joined Napoli. I think Napoli is the ideal place for a player like Victor in addition to the adequacy of the coach.

Obodo, who played for Fiorentina, Udinese, Torino, and Lecce, also believes staying under coach Luciano Spalletti’s management will help the Super Eagle prosper.

Obodo  added:

[Luciano] Spalletti’s work is relevant to his growth and that has allowed him to grow a lot both at Napoli and with the national team. I have no doubt about the impact that the former Lille striker would have on Napoli.

Osimhen scored 14 goals and recorded five assists in 27 appearances in the Serie A in the concluded 2021/2022 season.

He also netted four goals and one assist in the Europa League for Napoli who finished third in the Serie A last season with 79 points from 38 games.

By Amara

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