‘What Osimhen Must Work On To Improve’ —Napoli Coach, Spalletti

Napoli head coach Luciano Spalletti has revealed where he believes Victor Osimhen must work on to become the complete striker.

Osimhen had an impressive second season at Napoli netting 18 goals and provided six assists in 32 games in all competitions.

His impressive showing has led to Osimhen being linked to top European clubs.

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According to Corriere dello Sport, Napoli are holding out for €110m for the Nigerian striker, who has three years left on his current deal.

Despite his performance for the Serie A giants, Spalletti believes there is one area the former Lille star need to improve on.

“He (Osimhen) is a potential that can still be improved and made more profitable for the team,” Spaletti told Tuttosports.

“Osimhen has healthy selfishness of a centre forward who shoots as soon as he sees the goal and a physically overwhelming power that he expresses above all with his head and this characteristic is very popular in the Premier League.

“But I hope that in the end, no indecent proposal arrives at Napoli, so that I can shape this raw jewel, to make it shine even more because technically he still needs to improve.

“I hope to coach him for a long time.”

Osimhen is with his Super Eagles teammates in Abuja preparing for Thursday’s 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sierra Leone.

His displays have already attracted a host of clubs across Europe with reports linking him with a transfer move to Premier League sides Arsenal, Manchester United, and Newcastle United respectively.

Despite the rumours surrounding his future with the Naples, the 63-year-old Spalletti is looking ahead to handle the player for a “very long time” and make him shine “because technically he still needs to improve.”

“He [Osimhen] is a potential that can still be improved and made more profitable for the team,” Spaletti told Tuttosports as quoted by the Punch.

“Osimhen has healthy selfishness of a centre forward who shoots as soon as he sees the goal and physically overwhelming power that he expresses above all with his head and this characteristic is very popular in the Premier League.

“But I hope that in the end, no indecent proposal arrives at Napoli, so that I can shape this raw jewel, to make it shine even more because technically he still needs to improve.

“I hope to coach him for a long time.”

Osimhen is currently with his Super Eagles teammates in Abuja ahead of Thursday’s 2023 AFCON qualifier against Sierra Leone.

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