Former Fulham loanee compared to Chelsea legend Didier Drogba

Sampdoria fans at Marassi Stadium

Former Fulham loanee Stefano Okaka is winning plaudits in Italy.

Former Fulham loanee Stefano Okaka is winning plaudits in Italy thanks to his early season performances with Sampdoria.

The 25-year-old striker signed with the club in January from Parma, and spent half a campaign on loan with Fuham in late 2010.

He scored in Sampdoria's 2-0 win over Torino at the weekend, and his display has even seen him compared to Chelsea legend Didier Drogba.

An article penned by the editorial team at Italian website TMW reads: "The Sampdoria star scored a crazy goal. He dragged defenders behind him like they were his backpacks.

"I exaggerate, but I saw the power of Drogba in that action. Another guy who is maturing, he might be help the cause of Serie A, but also to that of the national team."

Manager Sinisa Mihaijlovic said at the weekend: "He has lost six, seven years. Now he must recover the lost ground: he can become one of the best strikers in Italy."

Here's a look at his goal, which is the second in the video below:

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