Totti ranks Osimhen as the best striker in Serie A

Italy and AS Roma legend Francesco Totti says Napoli’s in-form striker Victor Osimhen is the best striker in Serie A.

Totti was a key member of the Italian team that won the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

Speaking on BepiTV1, Totti said: “The strongest striker in Serie A? In my opinion, it is Osimhen. First, because he (Osimhen) scores, when the ball falls to him, he scores.

“And then he makes himself available to the team. He is always in the right place at the right time.”

Plagued by injuries, suspensions and coronavirus-related issues in his debut season in Italy, Osimhen managed 10 goals and three assists in 30 appearances. That improved in his second season when he scored 18 goals and provided six assists in 32 games for Partenopei.

He was also named Best Young Player of the 2021/22 season beating out Juventus striker Dusan Vlahovic, AC Milan’s Leao and Sassuolo duo Gianluca Scamacca and Giacomo Raspadori for the prestigious award despite scoring fewer goals than the trio.

So far this season, the 23-year-old has netted 10 goals in 14 appearances in all competitions.

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