By Emmanuel Adeleke
Nigerian sticker, Victor Osimhen has beaten Juventus striker, Dusan Vlahovic, and AC Milan forward, Rafael Leao, to Italian Serie A award.
Osimhen was named the striker aged 23 or under in the league, on Friday, despite scoring fewer goals than some of the shortlisted candidates.
The 23-year-old has scored 14 goals for Napoli in 26 league matches after missing two months of action due to the facial injury he suffered in Napoli’s clash against Inter Milan.
In contrast, Vlahovic has 24 goals in 35 games for both Fiorentina and Juventus, while Scamacca has scored 16 times in 35 games for Sassuolo.
The Super Eagles star, however, missed out on the forward of the year award, as Lazio’s Ciro Immobile picked the prize.
Osimhen is in his second season in Italy, after joining Napoli in 2020. The Nigerian international joined Napoli from Lille for a club and African record fee of €81.3 million.
He still has three years left on his contract in Naples, but he has been linked with a move away from the club.