Head coach of Napoli Luciano Spalletti has backed Victor Osimhen to score more goals for the club next season.
Osimhen voted Best Young Player of the 2021/22 Serie A season, beating Juventus’ Dusan Vlahovic, Leao of AC Milan and Sassuolo’s duo Gianluca Scamacca and Giacomo Raspadori to the prestigious award despite scoring fewer goals.
Despite being sidelined due to injury, Osimhen claimed the award and scored 14 goals with five assists in what was his second season with Napoli.
In a chat with TuttoNapoli, Spalletti admitted that Osimhen was highly missed while out with injury, but is in no doubt that he will score more goals.
“Yes, we discovered some things that unfortunately this year due to too many injuries, due to the need for him to work with the team on the details,” Spalleti said
“For example, he went from hole to hole, but if you raise it to him, he has a level above normal.
“Having him available immediately is a big advantage for him and the team; I am convinced that he will continue to score many goals, and he will increase his quality in finishing.”
Meanwhile the Super Eagles star has been linked with Manchester United and Newcastle United in the past few weeks.
Also recent reports suggest that Arsenal have tabled a significant bid for the 23-year-old.
Napoli have, however, rejected the offer as it was below the €110m they want for the former Lille striker.