Following his move from Lille, Victor Osimhen has hit the ground running at Napoli with his first training session with the Italian topflight outfit.
The Nigeria international worked out with his new teammates as Gennaro Gattuso’s men commenced their pre-season campaign at Castel di Sangro in Abruzzo.
In the session watched by a maximum of 1,000 fans, the 21-year-old trained alongside Dries Mertens, Lorenzo Insigne, Arkadiusz Milik, Matteo Politano as well as Senegal international Kalidou Koulibaly.
Osimhen is expected to make his first appearance for the Blues when they take on Aquila and Castel di Sangro in a three-team friendly tournament from August 28, 2020. Thereafter, they take on Teramo in another build up encounter on September 4.
According to president of the Nigeria Football Federation Amaju Pinnick, the youngster is capable of making a similar impact at Stadio San Paolo as Argentina great Diego Maradona once did.
“I think Victor Osimhen is an excellent signing for Napoli. I’ve followed them from when they had Maradona. Naples is a proud city and also in football terms,” Pinnick told Radio Kiss Kiss.
After finishing in seventh-place in Serie A last term, Gattuso’s team would be competing for honours when the 2020-21 campaign starts.