Man Utd-target Osimhen is the best in the WORLD at headers

Carlo Garganese
Carlo Garganese
  • Updated: 19 Mar 2023 16:07 GMT
  • 4 min read
Victor Osimhen, Napoli, 2022/23

Victor Osimhen showed once again on Sunday why he is the most wanted striker in world football.

And not only the most wanted man, but the best in the world when it comes to scoring headers.

Osimhen struck twice more as Napoli thrashed Torino 4-0 away in Serie A, with both of the Nigerians goals coming from headers.

The first arrived on nine minutes as Osimhen soared above his man to power home a towering headed.

After Khvicha Kvaratskhelia doubled Napoli’s lead from the penalty spot, Osimhen made it three on 51 minutes by putting the finishing touch on a flowing move.

Kvaratskhelia backheeled the ball into the path of Mathias Olivera, who floated the ball to the back post for Osimhen to head in.

Osimhen a beast in the air

With these two goals, Osimhen now has an incredible eight goals from headers in the 2022-23 season in all competitions.

He has three headed goals this week, having scored a stunning header in the 3-0 Champions League victory for Napoli over Frankfurt on Wednesday.

There is now no doubt that Osimhen is the best in the world aerially.

He leaps like a basketball player, managing to jump to quite incredible heights. His headed goal against Spezia earlier in the season saw him jump to a height of 2m 58cm, higher even than Cristiano Ronaldo’s famous leap for Juventus versus Sampdoria a few years ago.

He has the ability to hang in the air, but also generate ferocious power with his neck muscles - as well as unerring accuracy.

Napoli have now scored 15 goals from corners this season in Serie A, and Osimhen is a key reason for that.

He is just as useful aerially in defensive phases when returning to defend corners.

It is no surprise that Manchester United lead a host of top Premier League and European clubs lining up to move for Osimhen this summer.

He now has 25 goals in all competitions this season and he is the best in the world in the air.