Incoming Liverpool sporting director regrets selling Osimhen after 16 games without a goalPublished: May 24, 2023
Incoming Liverpool sporting director Jorg Schmadtke has admitted his regret over selling Victor Osimhen while at Wolfsburg.
Schmadtke was Wolfsburg's transfer chief when the club decided to sell Osimhen to Sporting Charleroi after he failed to score in sixteen appearances for the White and Greens.
Charleroi eventually sold Osimhen to Lille where he began to make his mark in European football scoring 18 goals and registering six assists in 38 games from the French club side.
The performance of the Super Eagles forward with the Ligue 1 club impressed Napoli and they made him their most expensive acquisition in 2020.
Schmadtke while reflecting on his decision to sell Osimhen told Kicker, via Daily Mirror UK: "It wasn't a good move, in hindsight. When I came, he [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."
Osimhen has become one of the most sought-after strikers in Europe with his brilliant performance for Napoli and helped them to end a 33-year wait for the Serie A title.
The Super Eagles striker is Serie A's top scorer with 23 goals which he has mustered in 30 games.
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