Napoli star Victor Osimhen provided one of the most incredible assists you’ll see all season in Saturday’s Serie A clash against Cagliari.
The Nigeria international opened the scoring for Walter Mazzarri’s side in the 69th minute.
But Napoli, who have had a challenging league campaign this term as they look to defend last season’s Scudetto win, conceded the equaliser just three minutes later through veteran striker Leonardo Pavoletti.
The hosts, therefore, were in need of some inspiration – and found it in some style through Osimhen.
After receiving the ball from Giacomo Raspadori inside the area, Osimhen flicked the ball onto his chest before performing several kick-ups in the middle of the area.
He managed to hold off two defenders, before heading the ball down and controlling it in supreme fashion.
The forward then stretched out to fire the ball in the direction of Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, who fired the ball into the back of the net from close range.
You can see the assist below.
OSIMHEN WITH A SPECTACULAR ASSIST!
The game in Naples has come to life, with 3⃣ goals in 7⃣ minutes! pic.twitter.com/tYCrAE98sd
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Napoli went on to win the game 2-1 to lift themselves up to fourth in the Serie A table, with fifth and sixth-placed Bologna and Roma facing each other on Sunday.
Having netted 26 goals in 32 games last season to guide Napoli to the Serie A title, Osimhen has scored seven goals in 12 games this time around. He missed four matches between October and November through injury.
According to Italian outlet CalcioNapoli24, Arsenal have made contact with the Nigeria forward’s agent, Roberto Calenda, over a potential transfer as they look to bolster their strikeforce.
However, it was reported during the summer that Napoli would demand around €200 million to sell their prized asset – meaning the 24-year-old would likely have to push for a way out of the Italian giants if he were to complete a move elsewhere during the upcoming windows.