Victor Osimhen will not join Napoli due to high racism in Italy

Victor Osimhen will not join Napoli due to high racism in Italy

- Victor Osimhen has reportedly stalled his move to Napoli due to racism concerns

- The Nigerian international has been strongly linked with a move to the Serie A giants

- Osimhen scored 18 goals in all competitions for Lille at the just concluded season

Victor Osimhen will not join Serie A giants Napoli in the summer due to high racial discrimination in Italy, reports claim.

According to reports, the Super Eagles striker was racially abused in during his spell with Bundesliga side Wolfsburg.

Omasports claim the 21-year-old is bothered about the hostile nature he would face if he joins the top Italian club, despite their keen interest.

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The 21-year-old is a subject of interest from Napoli who are determined to sign him from Ligue 1 club Lille this summer.

Osimhen had to endure difficult times at the Volkswagen Arena, making just 12 league appearances during his two-year spell with Wolfsburg.

It is understood the Lille star struggled with injury problems and loneliness while in Germany and does not want to experience the same in Italy.

The likes of Blaise Matuidi of Juventus and Kalidou Koulibaly have suffered racial abuses from fans this season and Osimhen does not want to be at the receiving end.

Osimhen has been linked with a number of top clubs in England and Spain but would have to wait for the right offer.

He has scored 18 goals and recorded six assists in 31 appearances across all competitions for Ligue 1 side Lille last season.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Gernot Rohr has finally spoken out about inviting Queens Park Rangers star Eberechi Eze and Arsenal sensation Bukayo Saka to play for the national team.

The English-born Nigerians have been shining brightly in the Championships and the Premier League and the pair have featured for England at under-age levels.

But both Eze and Saka can still switch allegiance to play for the Super Eagles just as the likes of Alex Iwobi, Ola Aina and Joe Aribo did.

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