Napoli coach spalletti compare osimhen with mertens and petagna.

Gennaro Gattuso played a key role in bringing the 22-year-old to Stadio Diego Armando Maradona last summer.

Napoli head coach Luciano Spalletti has lauded the qualities of striker Victor Osimhen, comparing him with fellow attackers Dries Mertens and Andrea Petagna.

The tactician believes the qualities possessed by the West African are excellent and remains optimistic his team will perform well in the new campaign.

He attacks the depth; he has excellent qualities in the spaces. He knows how to score, helps the team, covers the spaces, and does not leave them to others. He is a strong one like Mertens, Petagna

The 22-year-old signed for the Serie A outfit charges last season and went on to score 11 goals as his team finished fifth on the table. 

In his only season with Lille in League 1 – prior to joining Napoli, the Nigeria international played 27 league matches for Lille, where he went on to score 13 goals in the 27 matches played. Before Lille, he also played for Sporting Charleroi in the Belgian Jupiler Pro League.

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