Napoli Striker Victor Osimhen Contemplates Legal Action Against Own Club Over Mocking Video
Recent developments within the Napoli football club have stirred controversy, with star striker Victor Osimhen considering legal action against his own club.
The potential lawsuit follows the publication and subsequent deletion of a video on the club’s official TikTok account that seemed to mock the Nigerian striker.
The video highlighted a sped-up version of Osimhen’s missed penalty in a recent match against Bologna, an incident that led to a goalless draw. Despite Osimhen’s pivotal role in the team’s past successes, including helping secure Napoli’s first league title in three decades, the video was perceived as derogatory.
Roberto Calenda, Osimhen’s agent, confirmed the incident and expressed disappointment, asserting that the video had caused “very serious damage” to the player.
Increasing Tensions within the Napoli Team
It seems the TikTok incident is a symptom of escalating tensions between Osimhen and the Napoli team. During the match against Bologna, Osimhen was spotted arguing with Napoli manager Rudi Garcia.
Garcia, however, downplayed the incident, stating that even the greatest players miss penalties and internal conversations should remain within the locker room.
Despite generating interest from Manchester United over the summer, Osimhen has not agreed to sign a new contract with Napoli. The club is currently ranked seventh in the league standings and is set to play against Udinese at home in their next match.
The Impact on Osimhen’s Future
At this point, it remains unclear how this video incident will affect Osimhen’s relationship with Napoli and his future performances. The controversy could potentially influence the striker’s contract negotiations, which have reportedly stalled.
This development comes after a series of incidents where Osimhen was seen arguing with his coach, Rudi Garcia, after being substituted in a match.
Furthermore, the timing of the TikTok video could not have been worse for Napoli. Amid the current tensions, Osimhen’s contract negotiations have reportedly come to a halt. Although Osimhen has been linked with several top clubs, including Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain, his current deal with Napoli runs until June 2025.
Legal Implications and Future Consequences
According to Osimhen’s agent, the player could reserve the right to take legal action against Napoli for the controversial video. The video, which was shared on Napoli’s official TikTok profile, drew strong criticism from Osimhen’s agent, who branded it unacceptable.
The agent did not mince words when addressing the situation, stating that the video caused very serious damage to Osimhen and added to the negative treatment the player had been receiving.
This controversy could potentially impact Osimhen’s future with Napoli and lead to more complicated contract negotiations. Some reports suggest that the striker deleted photos of himself in Napoli gear from his Instagram profile, possibly indicating his dissatisfaction with the club.
As the situation unfolds, the football world will undoubtedly keep a close eye on Osimhen’s next move, both on and off the field.
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