In their final preseason friendly on Sunday, the Partenopei and Real Mallorca drew 1-1 thanks to a Nigerian penalty kick.
Napoli posted “Osimhen!!! 1-0” on their Twitter account in response to his goal. But most importantly, he will be our season’s penalty kicker.
Italy playmaker Lorenzo Insigne was in charge of the club’s penalty role last year. Insigne, though, has moved on from Napoli and joined Toronto FC of Major League Soccer.
Osimhen, who transferred from French Ligue 1 team Lille to Napoli, has made a total of 62 games and scored 28 goals so far. Osimhen managed 27 overall appearances and 1,992 total playing minutes in Serie A last season.
He had a total of 14 goals and two assists, which put him in joint eighth place in the Serie A scoring charts.
On August 15, Napoli will play Verona away at the Marcantonio Bentegodi to kick off their Serie A season. On August 21, they will play Monza at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium.
Oliver Kahn, CEO of Bayern Munich, said the team has no plans to add another striker in the wake of Robert Lewandowski’s departure.
The eight-year stint in Bavaria came to an end earlier this month when the Poland international signed for Barcelona for a sum that might surpass €50 million.
Osimhen had been heavily linked with a move to the German champions, but Kahn claims another number nine won’t enter the Allianz Arena this window.
“We won’t be bringing in a new striker. No conversation, no way, Kahn told Bild.
The present team still has (Joshua) Zirkzee, (Eric-Maxim) Choupo-Moting, and the young Mathys Tel as options.