Berlusconi Sad Osimhen Missed Milan Victory at Napoli, Declares Him World-class Player
Former AC Milan President, Silvio Berlusconi insisted at the weekend that Nigeria and Napoli forward, Victor Osimhen is so good that he can fit into any team in the world.
Berlusconi, 86, who is also a former Prime Minister of Italy said he is so particularly impressed with Osimhen and his strike teammate, Kvicha Kvaratskhelia, as their combination has led to Napoli reaping 47 goal contributions from the duo in the Serie A so far this season.
“Players like Kvaratskhelia or Osimhen would go well in any team in the world,” Berlusconi side in an interview published in Italian news outlet Gazzetta dello Sport yesterday.
Berlusconiwas however sad that Osimhen missed Napoli’s home defeat to AC Milan yesterday evening which Luciano Spalletti’s men lost by a whooping 4-0.
“In this sense, Osimhen’s injury is truly a shame: it takes away an element of great charm from the match against Milan,” observed the former AC Milan President.
Osimhen is the current top marksman in the Italian topflight currently on 21 goals.
This blazing form of the Nigerian international has drawn suitors from several top European clubs with Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal as the top runners for his signature.
Despite the injury copped by the Napoli forward which many believe could sideline him for upward of two weeks, Osimhen at the weekend declared himself fit to return to action in the Partenopei’s UEFA Champions League quarter final clash with AC Milan first leg at San Siro on April 12, then the decider at home on April 18th.
“It is nothing serious, but I want to take these 10-12 days to rest and recover,” Osimhen confirmed to TG5com.
He said further that “I hope to be there, but I have also been told and I am convinced that I will be on the pitch against Milan,” concludes the former U17 World Cup winner with the Golden Eaglets in Chile in 2015.