It is time to throw away the American inferiority complex with its place in the sport, where many blindly claim that technique should come above all in choosing and developing the best prospects and that the U.S. is not an international power because it cares too much about athleticism.
Far-Fetched Friday: Victor Osimhen Will Win a Ballon d'Or Trophy
Victor Osimhen is on a rapid rise looking like one of the best strikers in the world. And still only 24 years old, you can hope that the best is yet to come. This combination of his incredible ability, youth, and the impending retirement of Messi and Ronaldo, makes me confident in predicting that Victor Osimhen will become the second African player to win a Ballon d'Or.
Welcome back to Far-Fetched Friday, where we give you a bold prediction that we believe will come to fruition. This Friday, we look at an African superstar in the making.
So far this season, Napoli looks like they're heading to their first Serie A trophy since 1990 when Diego Maradona was still lining up for the team. Napoli currently leads the league by an incredible 13 points, and Victor Osimhen is the primary catalyst. With 16 goals and four assists in 17 Serie A games, Osimhen leads the league in goals and goal contributions.
He's shown flashes before, but it wasn't until this season that he pieced it together consistently. If he continues to play this well and Napoli lives up to their new standards by winning major trophies, the sky is the limit. And even if they don't, still 24 years old, Osimhen may strengthen his Ballon d'Or case with a big-money move to a traditional European powerhouse.
All I'm saying is with Messi and Ronaldo past their prime- you have 12 of the last 14 Ballon d'Or trophies no longer in the equation. There doesn't seem to be a player who will dominate the next generation, so why couldn't Osimhen win a Ballon d'Or if he continues to improve?
Victor Osimhen will win a Ballon d'Or trophy before his career ends.
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