Following the Napoli forward’s excellent performance this season, Super Eagles vice captain William Troost-Ekong has rated compatriot Victor Osimhen as the best striker in the world.
This season, the 24-year-old has been in spectacular form, scoring 19 goals in 22 league appearances.
Osimhen’s outstanding play earned him the league’s best player of the month award for January, as well as the Serie A Goal of the Month Award for his breathtaking Pele-like strike against Roma in the same month.
The former Lille player’s excellent goal-scoring record is one of the reasons Luciano Spalleti’s side is 18 points ahead of second-placed Inter Milan and on set to win the Italian league title for the first time in over three decades.
Former Napoli defender Faouzi Ghoulam told DAZN during the show ‘Tutti Bravi dal Sofa’ (as per Tutto Napoli) on Sunday that the Nigerian forward was not yet at the level of Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema and Manchester City’s Erling Haaland.
“Today, the best striker is (Karim) Benzema, but then there’s (Erling) Haaland, who is scoring a lot of goals. He’s a phenomenon in the penalty area,” he said.