Nigerian football sensation Victor Osimhen recently shared his aspirations for football’s most coveted individual accolade, the Ballon d’Or, in an interview with Mario Balotelli’s Twitch Channel, Vox to Box on TV Play, MySportDAb reports.
The prolific striker, who is currently sidelined due to an injury sustained on international duty, opened up about his dreams and football career preferences.
While Osimhen declined to reveal his preference for the Ballon d’Or winner between Lionel Messi and Erling Braut Haaland, he made it clear that winning the prestigious award was a cherished ambition.
He stated, “If one day I could get closer to winning it, that would be more than a dream come true for me. Just playing at this level is already amazing for me. If it comes, it comes.”
Osimhen’s remarks underline the sheer dedication and ambition that drive him on the football field. The Ballon d’Or remains the pinnacle of individual recognition in the sport, and Osimhen’s aspiration to be in contention for it highlights his determination to excel at the highest level.
In terms of his career choices, Osimhen addressed the reports of an alluring offer from the Saudi Pro League but indicated his preference for the US Major League Soccer (MLS). When asked to choose between the two leagues, he responded, “I wouldn’t know now, but if they were the same conditions, I would go to America.”
This statement aligns with the growing popularity of the MLS as a destination for top-tier footballers, offering competitive football, a strong fan base, and an attractive lifestyle.
Osimhen’s inclination toward the MLS reflects his desire for new challenges and opportunities to shine on the global football stage.
As Victor Osimhen continues his journey in the world of football, his dreams of Ballon d’Or recognition and his openness to new horizons in the MLS highlight his unwavering commitment to pushing the boundaries of his career and achieving greatness in the sport.