Osimhen close to Napoli switch, as former Agent threatens court action


Napoli’s negotiations for Victor Osimhen have moved a step closer after the Lille forward hired a new agent, William D’Avila, will now tidy up the transfer.

It was reported exclusively by Football Italia yesterday that the hold-up had been due to Osimhen’s previous agent trying to negotiate extra bonuses for himself.

Sky Sport Italia reports the Nigerian has turned to William D’Avila to oversee the completion of his transfer to Napoli. D’Avila already has several African players on his books, including Younes Belhanda, Samuel Kalu, Emmanuel Dennis and Aston Villa winger Trezeguet.

In the meantime, Osimhen’s old representative is ready to take him to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) over what he deems to be unfair dismissal.

According to Italian news sources, RAI Sport and Calcio Napoli 24, Osimhen sacked the unnamed agent who in turn has taken the striker to court. 

The sources reported that Osimhen sacked the agent on the ground of trying to negotiate extra bonuses for himself rather than focusing on the best deal for the player.

The sacked agent has now threatened to drag Osimhen to court, according to Football Italia.

The sources close to Osimhen confirmed that it was on account of this issue that the striker turned down Napoli last week.

Radio Punto Nuovo also reported that Osimhen has joined the negotiations on Lille President Gerard Lopez’s yacht off the coast of Sardinia.


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