Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen, who has not played for Napoli since November 8 due to a shoulder injury and coronavirus, returns to the squad for the trip to Hellas Verona on Sunday on Matchday 19 by Serie A.
The star rookie of the summer of Napoli, bought nearly 80 million euros from Lille, has so far played only 6 league games with Napoli (for 2 goals).
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After a promising start, Osimhen had to treat a shoulder injury suffered with the selection of Nigeria in mid-November. His return to the field was also delayed by a positive coronavirus test in early January, after a few days of vacation in Nigeria. Napoli announced their “recovery” on Friday.
Naples (34 pts), in the event of success on the lawn of Hellas Verona (9th), would return to 3rd place in the standings provisionally taken on Saturday by AS Rome (37 pts) thanks to its success on La Spezia (4- 3). Gennaro Gattuso’s men are currently nine points behind leaders AC Milan, but with two games less than the Rossoneri (that of Verona on Sunday afternoon and the game never played at the start of the season against Juventus, postponed to a date to be determined).