Osimhen: Nigerian star foresees emotional Napoli exit

Osimhen: Nigerian star foresees emotional Napoli exit

Victor Osimhen has revealed that a potential exit away from Napoli would leave him in an emotional state.

The Nigerian forward has built a cult following since he arrived at the Stadio Deigo Armando Maradona from Lille in the summer of 2020.

He played an instrumental role in leading the Partenopei to their first Serie A title in 33 years and also finished as top scorer, becoming the first African to win the Capocannoniere.

Osimhen’s brilliance in Naples has constantly linked him with a move away from the city that has endeared him and he stated the support from fans would make a potential exit an emotional one.

“For me it’s a fantastic feeling, in some clubs it’s the history that creates the identity, in Naples, it’s the fans who make the team what it is. The way they support the team and each player is truly incredible,” the reigning African Player of the Year told Betsson Sport as per TuttoMercato.

“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.”

He further said about Napoli fans: “When I have to look for a word to describe them, I am speechless because they are absolutely 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.

“You can see it in the stadium, when we lose or when we win, everyone in the stadium is really electrifying, every player has goosebumps, not just Victor, and when we score it’s fantastic, the whole stadium turns upside down and starts celebrating.

“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 has scored 13 goals in 21 Serie A games this season with Napoli sitting in a distant eighth place, six points away from the final European qualification spot.

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