Nigerian international Victor Osimhen has been named to the Serie A Team of the Week following his 5-star performance in the weekend’s victory.
The Napoli forward scored his first career hat-trick in his team’s 4-0 victory over Sassuolo in the Italian top flight.
Football statistics and facts website whoscored.com is believed to have compiled the list, which includes four other Napoli players.
Luciano Spalletti’s men remain at the top of Serie A and are the only team yet to lose a game this season.
Against Sassuolo, the 23-year-old opened the scoring in the 4th minute and scored the second in the 19th. The Super Eagles star then completed his hat-trick and made it 4-0 with 13 minutes to go.
He has now upped his tally to seven in championship appearances for the Serie A leaders.
Meanwhile, a Nigerian sports analyst, Bertrand, has urged Osimhen to consider moving to Bayern Munich.
Last summer, the 23-year-old was linked with a move to the Bavarians following Robert Lewandowski’s move from the Bundesliga club to Barcelona. Various rumors linked Osimhen to other big clubs, including Manchester United, with many suggesting he could trade with Cristiano Ronaldo.
However, Napoli director Cristiano Giuntoli has revealed that neither Osimhen nor Georgia international Kvicha Kavaratskhelia are for sale.