Fabio Capello thinks Chelsea target Victor Osimhen has room for growth beyond his current abilities.
Osimhen was in attendance at the award ceremony in Dubai to collect the Best Emerging Player accolade.
At 23 and with nearly 100 senior goals to his name, the forward has arguably already emerged onto the European scene.
But this not taking anything away from the Nigeria international’s achievements in the past 12-months.
He has already converted 10 times this season, despite missing several games through injury.
Napoli’s number nine rippled the net on 18 occasions the campaign before, again with the disruption of numerous trips to the treatment room.
If not for his poor medical record, Osimhen would be right amongst the world’s best attackers in terms of scoring numbers.
Yet, his qualities are clear for the world to see and the honour he received yesterday was deserved.
It is surely just a sign of things to come for the menace to Serie A defenders.
“But Osimhen is young, he can improve. (Rafael) Leao has more class, but Osimhen is a centre-forward, one who scores,” explained Capello.
Osimhen or Leao?
It is interesting that the former England manager mentioned Leao in conversation with Osimhen, considering they are in the same boat.
The pair both have similar domestic ambitions: win the Italian league with their respective clubs.
Personally, picking up the Golden Boot will surely be on their minds as well.
If one outscores the other, the winner of the personal duel may well be heading to Chelsea.
His £87m transfer value might be a turn off, however.
Take your shot at the sharp shooters, Boehly.