Former Chelsea striker, Didier Drogba has backed Napoli forward and Nigerian international, Victor Osimhen to go ahead and become one of the strongest strikers in the world.
Osimhen since making a move from Lille of France to Napoli of Italy in the summer transfer window of 2020 has been churning out wonderful performances in the Serie A and Europe.
Meanwhile, Osimhen in a recent interview revealed that his footballing idol has always been Drogba, a former Ivory Coast star and one of the best players in the last 30 years.
Drogba spoke to Calciomercato.it and said very nice things about Osimhen: “I like Osimhen a lot. Oh yes, he’s a great striker. If he can become among the greatest in the world?
“Yes it’s possible, in football, everything is possible. When you have a talent like yours, I think it’s just a question of momentum.”
Osimhen is the third most valuable player on the continent of Africa behind Mohammed Salah of Liverpool and Ashraf Hakimi of Paris Saint-Germain.
He missed almost two months of action during the season due to a nasty check bone injury he sustained in November 2021 in a league game.
Nevertheless, he went on to deliver 14 league goals as well as finding the net four times in four matches in the UEFA Europa League group stage.