Former Nigerian forward, Jonathan Akpoborie says Super Eagles duo of Victor Osimhen and Calvin Bassey has what it takes to succeed in the Premier League if they decide to move to England.
Osimhen has been heavily linked with a summer transfer, with both Arsenal and Tottenham considering a move. The clinical frontman has enjoyed an extremely fruitful season with the Serie A giants, notching 18 goals across all competitions this term.
In the same vein, Bassey has been linked with a move to clubs in England, with Aston Villa, now managed by Steven Gerrard, the man, who brought him to Rangers said to be among the frontrunners for his signature.
The versatile defender proved his mettle in Rangers’ UEFA Europa League defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt where he was unarguably the Gers best player of the game.
The Nigerian international followed that up with another spirited display in Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side Scottish Cup final win against Hearts on Saturday.
However, reacting to news of their possible move to England, the former Wolfsburg striker told Completesports.com that Osimhen and Bassey have shown the speed, strength and determination to take their game to the next level.
“Playing in the Premier League is no doubt the dreams of many players in the world. And if Osimhen and Bassey decided to chose that path then it’s a good move that should be encouraged.
“I have watched Osimhen closely and I appreciate his enegry, hunger for goals and determination when on the field of play. His performance at Napoli is also an indication that he has giving a good account of himself. So I am not surprised that teams in the Premier League are battling for his signature.
‘Likewise Bassey, whi has really surprised many of us, most especially after his debut performance against the Black Stars of Ghana in the 2022 World Cup qualifying playoffs. He’s confident, pacy and energetic.
“It will be good to see the two players fly the Nigerian flag in the Premier League.”
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