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Stefano Okaka Will Become A Great Striker – Roma Midfielder Daniele De Rossi

Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi believes striker Stefano Okaka will one day become a football great.

“We’re good friends, he’s a great guy and will become a great player,” De Rossi told uefa.com. “He’s very strong, a little like Luca Toni.”

The 20-year-old Italian is currently on loan with Fulham as he moved to London in search of more first-team opportunities, something De Rossi says is all he needs to become a top European striker.

“He has fantastic technical skills and he’s physically very fit and he’s still only 20 years old," he said. "He needs to play at Fulham and he’ll soon become a great striker.”

Okaka, who scored his first goal for Fulham in the 4-0 win over Notts County yesterday, has joined the Cottagers until the end of the current campaign and if all goes well, manager Roy Hodgson has the option to extend the deal for another season.