Victor Osimhen’s Remarkable Assist in Napoli vs. Cagliari
Victor Osimhen exhibited extraordinary prowess with a remarkable assist during Napoli’s Serie A encounter against Cagliari on Saturday. The Nigerian forward, pivotal in Walter Mazzarri’s squad, opened the scoring in the 69th minute. However, Napoli faced a setback as they conceded the equalizer just three minutes later, courtesy of veteran striker Leonardo Pavoletti.
In need of a resurgence, Napoli found inspiration through Osimhen’s exceptional play. Receiving the ball from Giacomo Raspadori within the penalty area, Osimhen deftly controlled it with a chest flick, followed by an impressive display of juggling amidst defenders. After skillfully heading the ball down, he executed a precise pass to Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, who promptly found the net from close range.
OSIMHEN WITH A SPECTACULAR ASSIST!
The game in Naples has come to life, with 3⃣ goals in 7⃣ minutes! pic.twitter.com/tYCrAE98sd
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Ultimately, Napoli emerged victorious with a 2-1 score, propelling them to fourth place in the Serie A standings. The win sets a positive tone for the team, which has encountered challenges in their title defense this season.
Osimhen, who played a pivotal role in Napoli’s Serie A triumph last season with 26 goals in 32 games, has continued to impress this year, scoring seven goals in 12 appearances. His notable contributions have reportedly attracted interest from Arsenal, who have initiated contact with the forward’s agent, Roberto Calenda, regarding a potential transfer.
However, Napoli’s reported €200 million valuation during the summer suggests that any move would require significant negotiation, possibly necessitating Osimhen to express a desire for a transfer from the Italian giants. The ongoing developments add an intriguing layer to the upcoming transfer windows.