Roberto Calenda, the agent of Nigeria’s Victor Osimhen has vowed to sue Napoli after the club indirectly insulted the striker on social media.
On their TikTok account, Napoli posted a video of the striker missing a penalty against Bologna, with a high-pitched voice shouting “gimme penalty please” dubbed over the video.
The post has since been deleted by the Italian football club.
“We reserve the right to take legal action and any useful initiative to protect Victor,” Calenda wrote on X.
“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.”
The 24-year-old, who was linked with several European clubs and Saudi Arabia big spenders earlier this summer, has scored three goals in six games this season.
The Super Eagles striker joined Napoli for a club-record 81.3 million euros in the summer of 2020, and he helped the club to deliver its first Serie A title in 33 years last season, scoring 26 goals in 32 league appearances