Nigeria Boss Warns Napoli About Star Future, Lauds Mourinho

New Nigeria coach José Pereiro has to monitor Serie A very closely, considering the many players in the league, starting with Napoli and Atalanta aces Victor Osimhen and Ademola Lookman. Torino’s Ola Aina, Cremonese’s David Okereke and Cyriel Dessers, Empoli’s Tyronne Ebuehi, and Udinese’s Isaac Success and Kingsley Ehizibue also have some caps under his belt.

The Super Eagles gaffers dished on the Azzurri star to Tuttomercatoweb.

“He scores a lot and he’s young. It’s not easy, as a striker usually get to this level later in his career. I don’t think I err when I say that any team in the world would want to sign him. He can do everything: press, hit the net, use his body. He would be capable of playing everywhere.”

“He’s thriving at Napoli, and they are playing great, so the relationship is mutually beneficial. It won’t be easy for them to keep him considering his value and the bids they will receive. He’s a complete center-forward, and he works hard in the defensive phase too. I think the Partenopei will ask for many millions next summer, and there will be several clubs willing to offer them since he still has room for improvement.”

On top of heaping praise on Osimhen, Pereiro raved about José Mourinho.

“I’ve worked with him and we are good friends. He has proven to have enthusiasm and motivations over the years. He opened the door for many Portuguese coaches, proving that we have a strong school. We all have to thank him. At first, he won without money at Porto, then he became a fighter. He has created something everywhere he’s gone, bringing enthusiasm, attention, and results.”

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