Head coach of German side Wolfsburg has praised the qualities of teen Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen who has been officially as a player of the Bundesliga side.
Osimhen is yet to join Wolfsburg in training as he is still recovering from a minor surgery, but coach Valerien Ismael is confident that the Nigerian will be a positive addition to his team when he is fit.
“Although just 18, Victor already possesses great presence in attack. He has a good eye for goal and is fast for a lad of his height. He does need to build up a bit physically and get used to how football is played in Germany, but we intend to help him take those steps,” Ismael said to the official website of the team.
His claims were supported by the Sporting Director of the team, who says the talented forward who finished as top scorer at the last U-17 World Cup in Chile fits the policy of the club when it comes to developing young players.
“We have been intensively observing Victor’s development over a long period and we were able to secure the signing in spite of interest from big clubs from abroad. Victor‘s profile totally fits into our philosophy of not only developing talented young players from within the club, but also binding foreign players to VfL in the long-term,” explained VfL’s Sporting director Olaf Rebbe.
“We pay close attention to international tournaments in all age-groups. The U17 World Cup in Chile proved particularly interesting. In Ismail Azzaoui, Josip Brekalo and now Victor Osimhen, we have three players in our squad that participated in that tournament.”
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