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Victor Osimhen’s agent has threatened legal action against Napoli after a video was published on the club’s official social media mocking the Nigeria striker for missing a penalty in the weekend’s goalless draw at Bologna.

The TikTok post, which was later deleted, showed Osimhen failing to score his spot-kick in a Serie A match and saying in a loud voice “Give me a penalty please”, prompting Roberto Calenda’s There was a furious reaction.

“What happened today on the official profile of Napoli on the TikTok platform is not acceptable,” Calenda said late Tuesday evening on Twitter, now known as Late, removed.”

“(This) is a serious fact that causes very serious damage to the player and is added to this by the treatment the boy is suffering in the final period amid media trials and fake news.

“We reserve the right to take legal action and any other appropriate initiative to protect Victor.”

Osimhen has struggled to misfire against Italian champions Napoli in the opening weeks of the season, but has still scored three times in six games.

The 24-year-old has become an icon in Naples after scoring 31 times in all competitions last season as Napoli won their first league title since 1990.

Osimhen, who was a target of Chelsea and Manchester United in the summer, is in the process of negotiating a contract extension with Napoli, with his current deal expiring in June 2025.

Just three years ago, Napoli signed him from Lille for an initial €70 million, a transfer which is being investigated by the Italian authorities.

Italian media reported on Tuesday that Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis is among those charged by prosecutors in Rome for allegedly improperly inflating the transfer value of four players sold to Lille as part of the deal. Is being investigated.

Napoli are seventh in Serie A and seven points behind league leaders Inter Milan after winning only two of their opening five home matches.

Rudi Garcia’s side host Udinese on Wednesday before traveling to Lecce on Saturday and then welcome Real Madrid to Naples on Tuesday night.

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