- Victor Osimhen was earlier furious at a report claiming he hoped to emulate Maradona at Napoli
- The Nigerian striker branded the report ‘copy paste’, 'lies' further describing it as 'nonsense'
- Osimhen has apologised to the medium over his choice of words and other journalists he must have offended
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Victor Osimhen apologises over the choice of words he earlier used while denying quotes attributed to him as cited in a popular Nigerian medium claiming the player hopes to emulate the legendary Diego Maradona.
A report by German outlet Sport 1 was reproduced by a Nigerian medium with quotes attributed to Osimhen saying: “I am proud to join a club, who have seen great players like Maradona, Higuain and Cavani.
“I also want to go into the club’s history. I want to have a good Serie A and also help the club in the Europa League.”
In a swift, the Napoli player took to social media to deny the report branding it as ‘copy paste’, ‘lies’, further describing it as ‘nonsense’. He further stated that he never granted such an interview.
However, hours later, the player apologised to the said medium and other journalists who were offended by his post.
He wrote: "As much as I dislike being misquoted or taken out of context by the media, I want to apologise to @MobilePunch and other journalists that felt offended for the type of language I used in my earlier post, sorry about it, make una no vex I still be una boy...peace."
Napoli completed the transfer agreement for the 21-year-old for fee plus an array of potential bonuses that takes the deal up to €50million (about N23billion).
Osimhen who scored 18 goals and made six assists across competitions for French club Lille last season is expected to inject fresh rhythm into the Napoli attack next season.
The youngster who is the record scorer at the Fifa U17 World Cup having scored 10 goals at the 2015 edition of the tournament in Chile remains the focus player in Italy next season. He will play at Napoli until 2025.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Victor Osimhen seems to be settling down at his new club Napoli as a photo of the player having a cruise on a private yacht has surfaced online.
It was earlier gathered that the 21-year-old was already shopping for an apartment in Naples after he completed his switch from French club Lille to the Italian side.
And after weeks of speculation and suspense, Italian club officially unveiled the player on July 31 and barely a week later, Osimhen posted a picture of himself having time out on what seem to be a private yacht.
“Not everyone staring at you is admiring you. Some are amazed you survived all the traps they set for you. Never stop believing,” he captioned the post.
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