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4 Reasons Why Victor Osimhen Should Have Rejected Napoli

A few days ago, Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen made the headlines after he got sent off on the opening day of the Serie A. The SSC Napoli forward was shown a straight red card in the 23rd minute of the match for violent misconduct during a corner kick.

Two seasons ago, when Osimhen made his record switch from Lille to Naples, everyone was happy. It looked like an upgrade in his career, but now it's looking like he made the wrong decision to move to Italy.

Here are four things that prove that his move to Napoli is a wrong one.

1. In his debut season in the Ligue 1, Osimhen was one of the best players in France, scoring 18 goals across all competitions and winning individual awards. He would have gotten more goals if not for the pandemic which cut short his blissful season.

Meanwhile, his debut season in Italy was full of injuries and he managed to score only 10 goals, a big difference compared to that in France.

2. Last season, Lille overcame powerhouse PSG to win the Ligue 1 and Osimhen would have been a league winner had he stayed with Lille. Rather, with Napoli, he didn't even finish in the top four on the league table.

3. Staying with Lille would have guaranteed Osimhen Champions League football which means more opportunity to show his talents on the biggest stage.

As for Napoli, they failed to qualify for the UCL and will battle with the average teams in the UEFA Europa League.

4. This will be the second time Osimhen will be getting a straight red card for misconduct since joining Napoli, a gesture that never happened while at Lille. The Italians are known for their hard style of football and it is slowly creeping into Osimhen's manners on the pitch.

I still believe that if Osimhen had remained in France, he would have improved more, than in Napoli where the competition is much, thereby taking him off the spotlight.

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