Super Eagles winger Osimhen urged to demand right role in Napoli project
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Super Eagles winger Osimhen urged to demand right role in Napoli project

Victor Osimhen's move to Napoli has been backed by Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr. 

Osimhen has been linked with a move to Napoli with reports suggesting that the Nigerian was in Italy ahead of his proposed transfer. Should Osimhen's move to the Italian side materialize, he could become the second most expensive player in the history of African football. 

Gernot has backed the forward's proposed transfer but also allayed feat that it might be another difficult experience for the 21-year-old who struggled to hit expected height in Germany. 

"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."

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