Osimhen’s dream of signing the dotted lines with Napoli could suffer slight delay after his agent admitted concerns over racism digs at black players in the Seria A.
Tuttomecartowebb reported on Wednesday morning that the Lille striker and his agent met with Napoli boss Gennaro Gattuso on Tuesday to discuss the player’ dream move to the Naples side but the striker’s agent voiced concerns over the problems with racism in Serie A.
The Osimhen Napoli Deal stalling. Player not too convinced but the powerful forces are trying to influence the player.
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At this juncture, the scenario has given the likes of Liverpool and Arsenal hope of turning the tide in their favour and secure his transfer this summer.
Several clubs are chasing his signature across Europe, not just the Premier League, with Napoli in pole position to sign him.
He has scored 18 times in all competitions and is one of several players that has enjoyed a fine campaign with Lille, who could be in for a major summer exodus.
As well as Osimhen, Boubakary Soumare, Mike Maignan and Gabriel Magalhaes have been linked with moves away.
Several black players have been abused because of the colour of their skin in Italy this season, including Mario Balotelli, Kalidou Koulibaly and Romelu Lukaku.
Osita Okolo said: “The racism issue. In Italy there is a big problem from my point of view, unfortunately, it is a widespread phenomenon
“In any case, the final word on his future will be up to Victor and no one else.” he told daily star
Only recently, the Lille forward capped an impressive Ligue 1 debut by winning the annual Marc Vivien Foe award in France.
The Nigeria international saw off competition from compatriot Moses Simon (Nantes), Saint-Etienne’s Denis Bouanga, Montpellier’s Andy Delort, Monaco’s Islam Slimani plus Rennes’ trio of Mbaye Niang, Hamari Traore and Edouard Mendy
It remains to be seen if the towering striker will be willing to take the bull by the horn and sign the dotted line for in the coming days.