Gernot Rohr: Ex Super Eagles Coach Names Ideal Club for Napoli’s Victor Osimhen Amid PSG's Interest

Gernot Rohr: Ex Super Eagles Coach Names Ideal Club for Napoli’s Victor Osimhen Amid PSG's Interest

Ero Samson
updated at February 23, 2024 at 12:51 PM
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  • The immediate future of Victor Osimhen has continued to generate debate
  • The Napoli star looks poised to depart the Italian Serie A club this summer
  • Former Super Eagles coach has named the best club for the forward to join

The imminent future of Napoli's forward, Victor Osimhen, stands as one of the most fervently debated topics in European football circles at present.

The 25-year-old, who etched his name in history by spearheading the Pertonopei to their first Scudetto triumph since 1990, has continued to catch the eyes of numerous elite clubs across Europe.

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Victor Osimhen during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match between SSC Napoli and FC Barcelona. Image: Jose Breton.
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However, the recent announcement by Kylian Mbappe regarding his departure from Paris Saint-Germain has ignited further speculation regarding the Nigerian's next move.

According to a report from ESPN, the French powerhouse are eyeing Osimhen as a potential successor to the departing Mbappe, adding another layer to the narrative alongside the mounting interest from Premier League club Chelsea.

The complexity surrounding Osimhen's future is compounded by remarks from Napoli's president, Aurelio de Laurentis, who has hinted at a willingness to part ways with the Nigerian, provided the offer meets their valuation.

Nonetheless, amid the swirling rumours surrounding the 25-year-old's future, former Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, has weighed in on the debate, identifying the ideal club for the talented forward.

Rorh on best club for Osimhen

In a conversation with media outlet Nations Online, the 70-year-old shared his insights on the ideal club for the forward to consider.

Emphasizing that PSG would be an excellent fit, the German coach remarked:

"Absolutely! We would be delighted to see him (Osimhen) return to France," Rohr exclaimed.
"In fact, for Osimhen to step into Mbappe's shoes at PSG would be an exciting challenge, and I believe he is more than capable of rising to it."
"I am confident that Paris (PSG) would be a great destination for him, given his experience in the French League with Lille; my advice to him is to come to Paris," the former Bayern Munich defender added.

While the veteran coach has provided his counsel to the forward, the ultimate decision lies with Osimhen and his team to determine the best course of action should he depart Naples in the summer.

Osimhen joins Haaland, Mbappe in exclusive club

Sports Brief in a previous report stated Napoli star, Osimhen, had joined Mbappe and Haaland in an exclusive UEFA Champions League goal club.

The Nigerian found the back of the net in the Partenopei’s draw against La Blaugrana.

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