Former Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, says he recommended Nigerian marksman Terem Moffi to Nice — his former club — after working closely with him in the national team, PUNCH Sports Extra reports.
Moffi made his debut for eighth-place Nice in their 3-1 win over Olympique Marseille last Sunday after joining from Lorient, where he scored 12 goals in Ligue 1 this season.
He joined the French side for €30m on deadline day.
The 23-year-old ranks among the best strikers in Europe, according to Rohr, who handed him his international debut for Nigeria two years ago.
Moffi, who has scored twice in seven appearances for Nigeria, made his debut for Nigeria in their 1-0 loss to Cameroon in an international friendly in Austria in 2021.
He came on for Paul Onuachu in the 76th minute of the encounter.
“It is a pleasure to speak about Moffi, I invited him to the Eagles for the first time two years ago, he is a very talented player, even stronger physically like many other strikers in Europe’s big teams,” Rohr told PUNCH Sports Extra.
“Mentally he is very good as well, good discipline, good character, great fighting spirit, good shooting and fantastic headers.
“And he is going for €30m to my former club Nice, can you imagine that?
“Some people at Nice asked me about him before this offer and I gave them my honest recommendation with a good conscience about him with regards to his qualities because he is very strong. Several clubs wanted to sign him. He had seven offers in January and I think it is a good move for him.”
Moffi will hope to open his goals account for Nice when they host Ajaccio in a Ligue 1 encounter at the Allianz Rivera stadium on Friday.
Nice are currently eighth in the Ligue 1 standings with 34 points from 22 games.