By Wale Mustapha
One of the best players to have played and made huge impact with both Napoli and Chelsea, Gianfraco Zola believes Nigerian striker, Victor Osimhen is tailored more for English Premier League.
Osimhen is heading to the final phase of his current contract with Napoli and its still not certain whether he will renew his contract with the Serie as champions.
The Super Eagles’ centre forward has been heavily linked with a departure from the Partenopei with Chelsea leading the race to land him in the summer.
The Blues are aiming to strengthen their attack with the addition of a marquee center forward, and Zola believes Osimhen has all the qualities needed to thrive at the Blues.
Zola highlighted the qualities that make the former Lille striker a genuine number 9.
“I rate him as one of the top strikers around at the moment, for his energy, for his ability to score and also play with the opposition. I’m sure he can be a success in the Premier League as well for sure,” the Chelsea legend said.
“Of course the way, you know for what I see with Chelsea I think a player with this quality will do very well.
“He will change a lot of things for Chelsea to the positive in my opinion but again as I said I truly believe that it was a right thing to stay again one more year with Napoli.
“He has done extremely well but what is more important is to confirm what you’ve done the previous year.
“After you’ve done so well you are tested mentally and with a character, you need to confirm and do even better. I think it will be a good test for him.”
Osimhen is the first Nigerian and African to win the Paolo Rossi Award which is awarded by the Italian Footballers’ Association (AIC) to the highest goalscorer of each season in Italy’s Serie A.