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Serie A racism stalling Osimhen’s Napoli move – Agent

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Osimhen ‘s transfer: The young forward is being lined up for a move to Naples, but his agent has revealed racism in Italy is a big concern.

Osita Okolo, Osimhen’s representative confirms Napoli’s keen interest in signing his client.

A sterling season – netting 18 goals and providing six assists in 36 games has made Osimhen a subject of a big move away from Lille.

The young Nigerian forward’s inputs for Lille earned him the club’s best player for the 2019-20 season, and also Marc-Vivien Foe Award for the best African player in the league – beating stiff competitions from fellow international Moses Simon – Denis Bouanga, Andy Delort, Islam Slimani, Mbaye Niang, Hamari Traore and Edouard Mendy.

With a big move of around €50m to Napoli now on the table for Osimhen, his representative has raised concerns over the deal being completed.

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“Napoli’s interest is important, De Laurentiis and the manager {Gattuso} really like Victor. There have already been several contacts,” Okolo said to Italian publication TuttoMercato.

On reports of a deal has been agreed between his player and Napoli, Okolo continued, “This is not true, to date no prior agreement has been reached with Naples.

“We will see what will happen with Lille, to which Osimhen belongs,” he continued.

“Victor likes Naples, a fantastic city, and obviously he also likes Napoli as a team. The interest of a big Italian [club] personally does not surprise me considering how well he did with Lille.”

“There is the question of racism which is very rife in Italy with players such as Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly targeted. Okolo acknowledges the problem and insists this is where the ball lies in Osimhen’s court to make a decision.

“If we talk about Serie A, however, many other factors must be considered,” Okolo stated.

“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 its future will be up to Victor and no one else.”

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