Super Eagles Head Coach Gernot Rohr has predicted that Napoli will be great platform for Victor Osimhen to shine should his proposed transfer to the Serie A club go through.
Although Osimhen and his representatives held “positive” talks with Napoli earlier this week ahead of a big-money transfer from Lille, fear of racists chants prevalent in Italian topflight appears a problem making the FIFA U-17 World Cup winner to be having a rethink of switching to the Serie A.
Rohr said he expects the 21-year-old striker to take this chance.
“Napoli is a great chance for Victor and Victor will prove to be a great player for Napoli if the deal goes through,” Rohr toldRadio Punto Nuovoyesterday.
“Serie A is a prestigious championship. It is a championship I follow, there are some of our players William Troost Ekong in Udinese, Ola Aina at Torino.
“I have advised him to take an important step and go to a top level club, where he can find the right space to play regularly and grow.”
Rohr said Osimhen has the attributes to shine in the tough Italian top flight.
“He’s a scorer, a player of power and speed,” he remarked.
“He’s a fighter, he never accepts defeat, he always wants to win even in training matches.
“Victor is someone who wants to grow and improve, technically and tactically.
“He has a great-player mentality,” concludes the German gaffer.