Napoli and Super Eagles star Victor Osimhen has picked playing in the MLS with Lionel Messi over playing in the Saudi Arabian league with Cristiano Ronaldo.
Osimhen was Napoli’s outstanding player last season, leading the team to their first Serie A title in 33 years.
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Napoli are struggling with Victor Osimhen’s injury and could wait for a longer period for the forward to return to action.
The forward scored 36 league goals for the title-winning Napoli side and has also continued his scoring form this season with six goals.
The Nigerian superstar in a recent interview, favoured playing in the MSL with Messi over Ronaldo's Saudi Pro League.
Osimhen speaks about MLS and SPL
If given the "similar conditions," the Napoli star has stated he would prefer to play in the Major League Soccer (MLS) over the Saudi Premier League.
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The Napoli star was unwilling to discuss a new contract with the club, deferring the decision to his manager
In an interview with Emiliano Viviano and former Italy forward Mario Balotelli on Twitch, as reported by , Osimhen stated, "I am happy at Napoli.
"People don't know how difficult it is to play in Serie A. From a tactical and physical point of view, it's one of the most difficult leagues to play in."
When asked which league, under the same circumstances, he would want to play in, Osimhen replied, "If I had the same conditions, I would go to MLS."
This summer, Osimhen received a large offer from Al Hilal in Saudi Arabia; however, Napoli is said to have turned it down.
Osimhen picked up the injury against Saudi Arabia in a friendly game and was reportedly said to have sustained a medium-grade lesion to his biceps femoris in his right thigh.
He is expected to be out for 4-6 weeks as previously reported but could be sidelined for an extended period of time.