Rohr Backs Osimhen To Make Napoli Move

By Ibrahim Taiwo, The Nigerian Voice Sports

Super Eagles Coach Gernot Rohr has urged Victor Osimhen to join Napoli in other to further develop his potentials.

Osimhen is currently in Italy negotiating with Napoli in view of a move to the Italian Club from Lille.

The 21-year-old has been impressive for Lille in the French League since joining from Charleroi last summer.

He scored 18 goals in all competitions for the Les Dogues before the league was brought to an abrupt end due to the outbreak of the coronavirus.

Rohr is confident that Osimhen will succeed in Italy and he has advised him to take his chance.

”Of course, we are talking about a scorer, a player of power and speed. He is a fighter, he never accepts defeat, he always wants to win, even in training matches,” Rohr told Radio Punto Nuovo.

” During the last African Cup, he didn’t play very much, he had a very important player for Nigeria like Ighalo in front of him. When, however, Ighalo was forced to stop for an injury, Osimhen had his chance.

“Victor fought all week, training hard, but without ever giving problems to me or teammates if he remained on the bench.

“Victor has a great player mentality. And often, in our chats, I advised him to take an important step and go to a level club, where he can find the right space to play continuously and grow.

“He is a guy who loves to work hard and who needs to be in constant competition. I hope Victor talks about it with Gattuso and can then find the right role within the Napoli project. ”