Chelsea’s preferred Nigerian striker After the TikTok video incident, Victor Osimhen’s future at Napoli is unknown
Victor Osimhen, a Chelsea target, is facing an unclear future at Napoli after his agency threatened to sue the club for ridiculing the striker on social media.
On their TikTok account, Napoli posted a video of Osimhen missing a penalty against Bologna. The post was later removed.
Another claimed club video, which has since been removed, circulated in which Osimhen was referred to as a “coconut.”
Osimhen has subsequently deleted virtually all of his Napoli photographs on Instagram.
On Twitter, his agent, Roberto Calenda, said, “We reserve the right to take legal action and any useful initiative to protect Victor.”
“What happened today on Napoli’s official profile on the TikTok platform is not acceptable.
”A video mocking Victor was first made public and then, but now belatedly, deleted. A serious fact that causes very serious damage to the player and adds to the treatment that he is recently suffering between media trials and fake news.”
Osimhen was also embroiled in a spat with Napoli manager Rudi Garcia before being substituted in the 86th minute of their 0-0 draw with Bologna on Sunday.
Chelsea is interested in the 24-year-old Nigeria international, who is set to join the transfer market in January to address their goal-scoring issues.
After leading Napoli to their first Serie A victory in 33 years, Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis refused to sell Osimhen in the summer.
He has two years left on his contract with Napoli, but his future is currently in doubt.