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Osimhen available to face Fiorentina, Spalletti confirms

Napoli manager, Luciano Spalletti has confirmed the availability of Super Eagles forward, Victor Osimhen for the crucial encounter against Fiorentina later this evening at the Diego Maradona Stadium.

The Nigerian missed last weekend’s 3-1 away win at Atalanta due to suspension as Napoli moved within a point of Serie A leaders AC Milan who were held to a goalless draw.

However, during training this week he picked up a muscular problem which raised concerns but Spalletti has assured that Napoli topscorer is fine and in contention for the match against Fiorentina.

Speaking at a press conference ahead of today’s game, he said: “Osimhen just stopped as a precaution, he is fine. I ask the media not to push him too much, though, because he needs to work more within the team dynamic and not outside of it. At the same time, not having him against Atalanta showed just how good the rest of the squad is.”

Osimhen has scored 15 goals in 25 appearances for the Partenopei this season and will hope to add to his tally against Fiorentina at the Stadio Maradona on Sunday.

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