The Nigerian striker, who finished the 2022/23 Serie A season as the league's top goal-scorer, has now written his name in the history books.

On Sunday, Napoli eased to a 2-0 win over Sampdoria to conclude the 2022/23 Serie A season on a high note. The Partenopei ultimately finished the campaign with 90 points, and along the way, finally won their first Scudetto in 33 years following a brilliant term under Luciano Spalletti's tenure.

One player who has deservedly received his fair share of plaudits is Victor Osimhen. The 24-year-old Nigerian international enjoyed his best season of his young career, scoring 26 goals for Napoli in Serie A to help his side finally get their hands on the coveted Scudetto. Osimhen was also a key protagonist in Napoli's historic run to the quarter-finals of this season's Champions League, and not surprisingly, he is now the subject of interest of several big clubs all over Europe.

Osimhen's goals have also helped the striker write his name in history, as on Sunday, he was confirmed as the latest winner of the Capocannoniere (now named the Paolo Rossi) award. In the award's 100-plus year history, no African player has ever won it - at least until now.

In addition, Osimhen's feat also means that he has achieved another huge milestone: He's become the highest scoring African player of all time in Serie A with 50 goals - topping the 46 Serie A goals scored by Liberian icon George Weah during his four seasons with AC Milan between 1995 and 2000.

Napoli fans will hope to see Osimhen back at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona next season, and as such, club boss Aurelio De Laurentiis has put a hefty price tag (reportedly over $160 million) on his star player. It will be interesting to see if that will be enough to fend off interested parties, or if the player himself will be keen on forcing a move away from the club that has helped launch him on the international stage.