Former Wolfsburg Chief Regrets Selling Victor Osimhen, Makes Stunning Explanation

Former Wolfsburg Chief Regrets Selling Victor Osimhen, Makes Stunning Explanation

Ibitoye Shittu
  • Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen played for Wolfsburg in the Belgian League netting 14 goals
  • Wolfsburg's former director Jorg Schmadtke has explained that he should not have sold Osimhen
  • Osimhen has been impressive this season for Napoli and he is leading the goalscoring chart with 23 goals

Former Wolfsburg director Jorg Schmadtke has stated emphatically that he made a big mistake selling Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen who has now grown up to be one of the best strikers in the world.

It was in 2018 that Schmadtke made the decision to sell Osimhen to the Belgian club, Sporting Charleroi after featuring in 14 goals and failing to score any goal.

The Super Eagles star did not have good games at Wolfsburg which forced the club to offload him.

Victor Osimhen, Napoli, Serie A, Jorge
Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen in action for Napoli. Photo: Matteo Ciambelli
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And at Sporting Charleroi, Osimhen scored 12 goals before moving to Lille in 2019.

It was in the French Ligue 1 that the Nigerian striker found his rhythm scoring 13 goals in 27 games which caught the attention of those in charge at Napoli.

According to the reports on Complete Sports and Mirror, Jorg Schmadtke explained that he should have given Osimhen some time.

Jorge Schmadtke regrets selling Osimhen

“It wasn’t a good move, in hindsight. When I came, Osimhen was limping and running in circles.
“I was told that the strikers we had weren’t good enough. The most important lesson is that you have to be patient with some transfers.”

Meanwhile, Jorg Schmadtke is expected to be appointed as Liverpool's new sporting director.

Edinson Cavani hails Osimhen

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Former Napoli and Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani stated clearly that Nigerian striker, Victor Osimhen, is an idol to his kids at home as he confirmed his admiration for the Super Eagles star.

Osimhen is a man loved by many fans around the world considering his superb performances this season in Italy where he has helped Napoli to win the Scudetto after 33 years.

The Nigerian has written his name in gold at Napoli and fans in Naples do not want the Super Eagles strongman to leave this summer.

Cavani who has played 69 games for Napoli explained that Osimhen is an incredible striker who is always hungry to score goals.