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BY: OLATOYE OLAWALE


Nigeria international Victor Osimhen is open to joining Italian club SSC Napoli according to agent Osita Okolo.

African Football reported that, The 21-year-old striker caught the eye with his goalscoring ability during the 2019/20 French Ligue 1 season while playing for OSC Lille.

Osimhen recently dismissed reports indicating that he is close to joining former Serie A champions Napoli.


" I can say that, for now, Osimhen hasn’t agreed anything with Napoli or another club. I can also deny that he dreams of going to the Premier League,” Okolo told Naples-based station, Radio Marte according to Tribal Football.

" I don’t know why [the press] says certain things. Naples is a fantastic city and Napoli are a very good team.

" I’m always honoured whenever I hear these links, but for now there’s no deal in place, even if negotiations with them are ongoing,” he continued.

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He wants to play regularly, we’re not going to repeat certain bad experiences from the past.

" The Napoli fans are fantastic, their stadium is beautiful. I can only speak well of Naples and its team.”

Black players have experienced racism in the Serie A over the years, but Okolo believes that Napoli fans are not racist and gave an example of Senegalese defender Kalidou Koulibaly.


" The real problem with Italy is racism. I know it happens all over Europe, but in Italy it happens a bit more often compared to elsewhere,” he added.

" I know Napoli fans aren’t racist. I have the video of them wearing masks for Koulibaly. Although Napoli fans aren’t racist, many others are. Naples may be the right destination for Victor, but he still must make a decision.” 

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