Victor Osimhen will ‘reserve the right to take legal action’ against Napoli, declared his agent, after a video mocking the striker was posted on the club’s official TikTok profile, further fuelling the tension.
The centre-forward was already feeling tense after he was caught on camera berating coach Rudi Garcia following a substitution in the closing minutes of the 0-0 Serie A draw against Bologna.
It had seemed as if the situation was calming down with an apology to Garcia, but this evening the extraordinary statement was released by agent Roberto Calenda.
“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 the boy is suffering in the last period between media trials and fake news.
“We reserve the right to take legal action and any useful initiative to protect Victor.”
The video was of Osimhen appealing for the penalty, using a strange sped-up voice, then he demanded to take it before the video showed him blasting it off target.
It is extremely rare for a player and his agent to take legal action against their club over a social media post.
It is also worth remembering that after months of negotiations, Osimhen has not signed a new contract, so his current deal runs to June 2025.