Osimhen’s Napoli Tensions Reach Breaking Point
In the lavish theatres of football where drama seamlessly marries with the on-pitch exploits, Napoli’s current saga with Victor Osimhen adds an unexpected twist.
Napoli’s Social Media Slip-Up
In a surprising and distasteful act, Napoli’s official TikTok account chose to publicly showcase a video highlighting Osimhen’s recent penalty blunder against Bologna. This isn’t just a spotlight on a missed penalty; it’s a beacon illuminating the growing divide between player and club.
Roberto Calenda, the Nigerian’s representative, was swift in his response. “What happened today on Napoli’s official profile on the TikTok platform is not acceptable,” he vented on social media. “A video mocking Victor was first made public and then, but belatedly, deleted. A serious fact that causes very serious damage to the player… We reserve the right to take legal action.”
🇳🇬 This was the original video posted by Napoli about Victor Osimhen… and then deleted.
⚠️ …player’s agent Calenda announced that Osimhen is considering to take legal action against Napoli. pic.twitter.com/0PLunco9aD
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 26, 2023
For the Partenopei’s fervent fanbase, the club’s post was perplexing, to say the least. Why mock one of their own? A star, whose future already seemed uncertain after a visible rift with head coach Rudi Garcia, is now pushed further into the spotlight of speculation.
Manchester United’s Potential Gain?
Come summer, the transfer rumour mills buzzed with the names of elite clubs like Manchester United, Chelsea, and Arsenal – all supposedly vying for Osimhen’s signature. Considering the recent disturbances, one can’t help but wonder if the allure of Old Trafford or the Emirates might prove too tempting for the striker.
Football Transfer reports suggest Chelsea, in particular, are frontrunners as January’s window beckons. A potential departure from Naples would not just be a significant loss for the Italian outfit but might be a lucrative opportunity for Calenda.
The Road Ahead for Osimhen
It’s a tumultuous time for Osimhen, a talent who shone bright during the summer transfer window. But as Naples’ winter sets in, the warmth of other opportunities might just beckon the Nigerian away. Only time will tell where the striker’s heart and boots truly lie.