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- Osimhen is reportedly considering taking legal action against his own club
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Saudi Arabian clubs will lead the pursuit of Victor Osimhen should he push for a move away from Napoli in January after his agent threatened legal action against the club over controversial TikTok videos.
Osimhen’s future has been plunged into doubt over TikTok videos published and since deleted by the reigning Italian champions.
One video centered around his penalty miss during Sunday’s goalless draw against Bologna.
The video showed the 24-year-old appealing for a penalty, but using a strange sped-up voice with the caption ‘Gimme penalty please’ before showing him blazing the spot-kick wide of the post.
Saudi Arabian clubs will lead the pursuit of Napoli striker Victor Osimhen in January’s window
Osimhen’s future has been plunged into doubt after Napoli posted controversial TikTok videos
One video showed him appealing for the penalty using a strange sped-up voice and the caption ‘Gimme penalty, please’ (left) before blazing the penalty wide of the post (right)
A second video allegedly from the club’s account, which has been circulated online and since deleted, compared Osimhen to a ‘coconut’ – widely viewed as a racial slur.
Osimhen’s agent Roberto Calenda is threatening legal action against the club, with the rift adding to speculation he could push for a move away from the club.
Mail Sport understands Saudi Arabian clubs will lead the chase to land Osimhen should he be available in the January transfer window.
Saudi Pro League clubs spent heavily during the summer transfer window, attracting stars such as Karim Benzema, N’Golo Kante and Aymeric Laporte to the nation.
Real Madrid also hold an interest in Osimhen as the Spanish giants seek reinforcements in attack after Benzema’s departure.
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