• Tuesday, May 28, 2024
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Napoli exit: Osimhen anticipates emotional farewell from fans


Super Eagles and Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen, anticipates that his farewell from Napoli will be an emotional occasion, amidst growing speculation about his departure from the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium.

Since moving to Serie A in 2020 from Lille, the 25-year-old has attracted interest from top clubs in the English Premier League, German Bundesliga and French Ligue 1 with PSG, Chelsea and Manchester United reportedly interested in signing the Nigerian striker.

The Super Eagles goal poacher recently renewed his deal with the Italian champions and has been heavily linked with a summer exit.

The 25-year-old has netted over 70 goals for the Italian side and his goals helped the team to win their first Serie A title in over three decades.

He has also scored 15 goals, with eight assists in 28 games for Napoli across all competitions in the 2023/24 season.

Speaking in a YouTube interview with Betsson Sport, the Nigeria international was asked to describe how the fans in Napoli have made him feel, and he responded, calling the city his second home.

“Extraordinary. For me, it’s incredible. I’ve been in football for about seven years now and I say it in every interview when they ask me about Napoli fans, ” Osimhen said.

“When I have to look for a word to describe them, I am speechless because they are electrifying, I have never seen anything like this that takes football so seriously the way fans support the team is truly unbelievable. I have played in other clubs, but the passion that the Neapolitans have for their club is out of this world,” the former Charleroi man said.

The Lagos-born striker described Naples fans as the best. The immense love they have showered upon him has given him insight into the emotions experienced by legends like Marek Hamsik, Lorenzo Insigne, and Edinson Cavani upon their departure. This sentiment hints at what could potentially await him should he decide to part ways with the club in the upcoming summer.

“They are among the best fans in the world for how they support their team and how they live their everyday lives making sure the identity of this club is connected to them,” Osimhen added.

“Sometimes I understand why some legends of the past cried when they left Naples because it is an extraordinary emotion to play in the stadium and hear your name shouted from the first minute to the 90th, supporting the team and cheering.”