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Italy legend: Victor Osimhen is best striker in Italy

Napoli have confirmed the return to training of striker Victor Osimhen ahead of their Serie A fixture against Verona on Sunday.

Italy legend Guiseppe Bergomi has rated Victor Osimhen the best striker in Serie A.

Osimhen has hugged the headlines for his superb displays for Napoli this season.

The Nigeria international has scored nine goals in 14 appearances across all competitions for the Partenopei in the current campaign.

“That the whole department can go into crisis due to Osimhen’s revs. They will have to raise the defensive line and there, in those spaces, he can hurt,” Bergomi said as quoted by Stylo24.

“On the other hand, he [Osimhen] just needs a long throw that he leaves and you don’t catch him anymore. I still remember that at the beginning Spalletti told me that he still had to grow, but now I see that he has found sensitivity in playing the ball on the ground.

“Osimhen. It is one that allows you to play with even lower defense, because when you throw it and go. Like Inter did last year with Lukaku.

“Mine was another [form of] football, but Osimhen gave me a good impression, he has speed and physical strength. I must admit that he is the striker who has impressed me the most in this championship.

”It is true that in the matches in which the level has risen a little, the level is more difficult, and I am thinking of the challenges against Juventus and Rome, but on Sunday Inter will miss [Stefan] de Vrij, who commands the line.”

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