MANCHESTER UNITED transfer target Victor Osimhen “probably lost his sight” due to the horrific facial injury he suffered in November 2021.
Nigerian star Osimhen, 24, fired Napoli to an 18-point lead at the top of the Serie A table in pursuit of their first title since 1990.
He also strengthened his burgeoning reputation. and continued to score goals for the Italian team against Eintracht. Frankfurt in the Champions League last week. As they won 2-0 in the first leg away game
He followed that up with his 21st goal of the season in Saturday’s 2-0 win over Empoli.
Recent reports indicate that Man Utd are preparing to launch a transfer bid of up to £107 million.
Liverpool and Chelsea are believed to be looking for a big move for him.
However, it now appears that Europe’s most sought-after striker is actually just a few centimeters away from permanent blindness. After the clash of the head with Milan Skriniar, Inter Milan defender last season
Osimhen needed surgery, which involved inserting six metal plates and 18 screws into his face following injuries to his cheekbone and orbital bones.
Ace was sidelined for over two months and has been playing with a protective mask ever since. Although this is no longer technically necessary.
Professor Gianpaolo Tartaro, the surgeon who performed the operation, revealed how lucky the attackers were.
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he said CRC Radio: “The orbital bone stopped in time because Osimhen might even lose his sight.
“That bone can cause other problems, but fortunately there are some factors that can help us. and the eye can go back into the eye socket
“The plates don’t need to be removed. Unless there is an urgent need, such as causing an infection Titanium can change the X-Ray, but I don’t think Osimhen wants it removed.
“When we do surgery We use the best quality sheets in the world. and must be carefully studied where to place So there is protection if the player has to head the ball.”
As Osimhen continued wearing the mask, Tartaro added: “He seems to be playing better than he ever did. It gives him security. He has already become world class.”