Rohr Happy with Victor Osimhen signing for Lille

Victor Osimhen signing for Lille

Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr has hailed Victor Osimhen’s move from Sporting Charleroi to Lille.

Osimhen completed the transfer this week after the Ligue 1 club agreed a €12m fee including bonuses for the 20-year-old.

Rohr, speaking with SportingLife, urged the former U-17 striker to maximize the opportunity.

“I knew already while we were in Egypt during the last AFCON that Victor (Osimhen) will go to Lille of France because he spoke with me about this club.

“I kept telling him that it was a good choice and I am very happy about it.

“Victor can progress very much by playing for the club in Ligue 1 and most importantly in the Champions League.

“Right now we (Super Eagles) don’t have any player (playing) in the Champions League this season.

“I hope that he will be able to play for the Lille in the Champions League. I believe he can.

“He must put in hard work to first break into Lille’s first team which I believe he has the talent and the quality to do so.

“I am optimistic. Its a good chance for him now to find the position in the attack of the Super Eagles.

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“But he has to play which is not easy in such a big team like Lille. So we expect to see a lot from him in France. This is good for the Super Eagles,” Rohr said.

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