Premier League clubs are closely monitoring the situation involving Napoli striker Victor Osimhen, who has threatened legal action against his club for posting controversial TikTok videos.
Napoli shared two videos, one mocking Osimhen for missing a penalty and another containing a derogatory term, which has been widely criticized as racially insensitive.
Osimhen’s agent, Roberto Calenda, expressed strong disapproval, stating that they reserve the right to take legal action to protect the player from such treatment.
Several top English clubs, including Chelsea, Manchester United, and Arsenal, are keeping an eye on the situation.
Additionally, European giants Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain are interested in the £150 million-rated Nigerian forward.
Despite this controversy, Osimhen remains a highly sought-after player due to his impressive goal-scoring record, which played a crucial role in Napoli’s Serie A title win last season.
The incident involving the TikTok videos has strained Osimhen’s relationship with Napoli, leading to the removal of references to the club from his Instagram account and a reported snub of his teammates’ handshakes upon arriving at the training ground.
Despite the legal threat, Osimhen started in Napoli’s recent Serie A match, although he was relieved of penalty duty. He went on to score a goal during the match, receiving applause from the crowd before being substituted in the 63rd minute.