Gianluca Atzori has stated that Napoli star Victor Osimhen reminds him of Edinson Cavani when he was younger.

After a shaky debut season at Naples due to coronavirus and injury issues, the Nigeria international has been progressing in the 2021/22 campaign.

Lifted by the African’s impressive goalscoring form, the former Torino and Empoli defender – who is the present manager of Maltese top-flight side Floriana, compared Osimhen with the Uruguay football icon while hoping he enjoys Cavani’s trophy-laden career.

“He started very strongly, and when a striker starts in confidence, usually, he enjoys this throughout the year,” Atzori said on 1 Station Radio, as per Tuttonapoli.net.

“He is physical, and he helps the team a lot and reminds me of the younger Cavani.

“I wish him to continue like this and make the same career as the Matador.”

The Nigeria international also received accolades from former Italy and Inter striker, Franco Selvaggi, who believes he has the potential to do well.

“Last year with all the physical problems he had he didn’t make a great championship, this year I saw another player with infinite potential.

“It is up to him to keep the expectations, now comes the difficulty, but for the technical and physical qualities, he can do very well.”

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