Osimhen who arrived at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium last summer has made an impression on Chelsea legend Zola.

Victor Osimhen of the Super Eagles and Napoli has been compared to Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku by Blues veteran Gianfranco Zola.

Zola, a former Chelsea striker who shone in the late 1990s and early 2000s, feels the former Nigerian U-23 striker has the potential to reach Lukaku’s great heights.

Lukaku is renowned for his exceptional goal-scoring skills as well as his tremendous power, which he successfully employs to cause havoc in defenses.

Lukaku’s propensity to boldly take on defenders and execute exceptional hold-up plays are also vital components of his game.

Osimhen, the Napoli star, is in the same boat.

 The Parthenopeans paid big bucks to sign the former U17 top goalscorer, who showed glimpses of his ability while at Lille.

Osimhen scored 10 goals in 24 league games despite being sidelined by a shoulder ailment and coronavirus in his rookie season.

He’s continued in the same style this campaign, despite a poor start to the season with a red card against Venezia in the first league game.

Zola feels the Nigerian has the potential to emulate Chelsea’s Lukaku and become a world-class player.

 “When he arrived in Italy two years ago, I didn’t know him well and I researched him,” Zola told Gazzetta Dello Sport as per Sempreinter

“I discovered a  player very good in his movement. With his athletic strength, he can be devastating. He is Lukaku’s heir. He is young and has enormous room for improvement.”

Osimhen has three goals this season for Napoli, and he will look to add to his total count when the Neapolitans face Sampdoria on Thursday.