Napoli Chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis expressed his position regarding the future of Victor Osimhen (24, Naples).
Chairman De Laurentiis appeared on Spanish media outlet ‘El Chiringuito’ on the 4th (Korean time) and said, “Osimen has no problem with the issue (racism damage). “He is the best player on our team.” He continued, “Negotiations on contract renewal are proceeding without any problems. “There has never been a problem,” he replied.
Osimhen recently suffered incomprehensible ridicule from his club Napoli. Napoli posted a video related to Osimhen on the club’s official social media (SNS) TikTok account. A dubbed voice was used to compare Oshimen to a coconut and say, “I am a coconut.” In addition, in the scene where Osimhen induces a penalty kick (PK), a voice saying, “Please give me a penalty kick,” was added.
This post has strong racist overtones. As fans continued to criticize the Naples team, they immediately deleted the video, but it had a huge impact. Osimhen deleted all Naples-related photos and videos from his personal SNS account, Instagram. Only the Nigeria national team post remains.메이저사이트
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Osimhen agent Roberto Calenda said: “We cannot accept the video posted on the Naples club’s TikTok. Napoli publicly distributed a video mocking Osimhen. “It was deleted later as the problem became more serious, but it is clear that it is an act that causes fatal harm to the player,” he said.
He continued, “Nevertheless, Osimhen has been having a hard time due to criticism due to his recent poor performance,” and announced, “We will prepare legal action against the Naples club to protect Osimhen.” The relationship between Osimhen and the Naples club has become irreparable.
However, this does not mean that the club apologized. Napoli said on the 29th, “The video our club recently posted on TikTok was not posted with the intention of insulting or ridiculing Osimhen. “Even if Osimhen felt uncomfortable, this is different from what our club intended,” the statement said. There was no apology saying ‘I’m sorry’.
While the uncomfortable relationship continued, an important match was played. Naples played the second leg of the 2023-24 UEFA Champions League (UCL) Group C group match with Real Madrid at its home stadium, Diego Armando Maradona Stadium, on the 4th.
Osimhen played the full 90 minutes, but did not record a goal or assist. Napoli lost 2-3 to Real Madrid. Napoli fell to 3rd place in Group C with 1 win and 1 loss, including a 2-1 away win against Braga (Portugal) in the first leg. Osimhen has not scored in two Champions League games.