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Gennaro Gattuso calls for calm from Napoli fans after Victor Osimhen wows with hat-trick

‘We didn’t sign Pele or Diego Maradona, just a player who brings something different’: Gennaro Gattuso calls for calm from Napoli fans after Victor Osimhen wows with hat-trick in pre-season 11-0 hammering of L’Aquila

  • Gennaro Gattuso has warned Napoli fans not to put pressure on Victor Osimhen 
  • The £74m signing from Lille bagged a hat-trick in a pre-season rout on Friday 
  • Osimhen, 21, is regarded as a star of the future and fans are excited by his arrival
  • However, Gattuso said supporters must give the youngster time to settle in Italy

Gennaro Gattuso has called for calm from Napoli fans after new signing Victor Osimhen wowed in a pre-season run out against L’Aquila.

The Italian outfit saw off competition from Arsenal and Chelsea to pull off a major transfer coup in signing Osimhen from Lille in a £74million deal this summer, with the 21-year-old earmarked as a huge talent. 

The Nigerian striker stepped out for the first time in a Napoli shirt in two 45-minute matches as part of the Serie A side’s pre-season schedule, and bagged a hat-trick in the 11-0 rout of…