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Osimhen wins Serie A Best Young Player award

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Osimhen wins Serie A Best Young Player award

Napoli star Victor Osimhen has won the Best Young Player of the 2021/22 outgoing Serie A season.

The Super Eagles striker was named ahead of Juventus striker Dusan Vlahovic, Leao of AC Milan and Sassuolo’s duo Gianluca Scamacca and Giacomo Raspadori to the prestigious award despite scoring fewer goals than the trio.

Osimhen scored 14 goals and made five assists in just 26 Serie A appearances this season.

Vlahovic scored 24 goals in 35 games for both Fiorentina and Juventus, while Scamacca has scored 16 times in 35 games for Sassuolo.

AC Milan’s Mike Maignan was named the Most Valuable goalkeeper in the Italian topflight division while Gleison Bremer won the award for the best defender.

Inter Milan’s midfielder, Marcelo Brozovic (Inter) and striker Ciro Immobile (Lazio) both won awards for the best midfielder and striker in the Serie A.

Osimhen is only in his second year in Italy, joining Napoli in 2020 and already Premier League clubs like Arsenal, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle are reportedly leading the race to sign the Nigerian International.

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