Rohr Backs Napoli’s Bid for Victor Osimhen

first_imgSuper Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr “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.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram 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.last_img read more

Thomas, the soap opera of the summer

first_imgOthers at the club understand that it will finally renew. It is not easy to leave Atlético to succeed in other teams. Simeone usually get the most out of his footballers. There are recent examples of players who left and did not succeed where they left. Thomas is now a basic player for Cholo, he has gained experience and stripes. He seems ready to make the jump to other teams, to other championships, but this carries a risk. Just in case, at Atlético they have always sent very positive messages to Marcos Llorente. Now that thanks to his two goals at Anfield he is a hero and before, when he didn’t play much. Marcos Llorente is called to play in that anchor position for Thomas, although he is performing very well on the right wing. We will see in which of the two positions Cholo places him in the future.Atlético will go through a difficult economic position of not qualifying for the Champions League. The economic hole will be important and the sale of a footballer could be the solution to their problems. When it is known if the team plays Champions or not, it will be possible to guess which will be the direction taken by the sports management. The words of Thomas’s father and the subsequent responses of the footballer do not leave him in a very good place.Atlético had to sell to very important players. De Gea, Agüero, Falcao, Griezmann left … It seemed then that the club was going to disappear and it has not been like that. Other pieces arrived and Simeone managed to get the team up, sometimes playing well and others boring until saying enough. But fighting for titles. And with Thomas or without Thomas, the same will happen. Because Cholo has achieved one thing above all: that Atlético is a team. Thomas can become the soap opera of the summer at Atlético. The situation of the Ghanaian midfielder is giving a lot to talk about in recent days with the protests of his father, on the one hand, and the subsequent response of the footballer, on the other hand. And they haven’t gone on the same direction. While the father, as it is clear from his words, would look favorably on a possible departure from Atlético, the footballer denies everything and ensures that there is no contact with other clubs. The Madrid club, meanwhile, has been waiting for months for a positive response from the footballer to renew. It remains to be seen if this soap opera gives for many more chapters over the coming weeks and months.. Manchester United and Arsenal await the Atlético player.Thomas has a long-standing Atlético renewal offer. Offer that doubles his salary and also his withdrawal clause, of 50 million euros. In the club there are different opinions: some understand that if Thomas has not renewed it is because he does not have much interest in doing so. At 26 years old (in June he will be 27), he is at the best moment of his career. His contract with Atlético is until June 2023 and the club has already moved to try to tie him for more seasons. But the player has not yet said yes. In his statements, he has never said categorically that he will continue, although neither has he left.last_img read more