Tensions are running high in Napoli at present, with the team’s recent struggles on and off the pitch. Adding more fuel to this mounting adversity, Victor Osimhen and the agent of fellow player Kvara, Jugeli, have found themselves in a bitter dispute.
Speaking from Georgia, Jugeli spoke about not only his client’s future, but also Osimhen’s. He alleged, “Osimhen signed a new contract, but do you really think he will play for Napoli his whole career? Let me tell you now, he’s going to play in Saudi Arabia this summer. Napoli may have bumped up Osimhen’s contract but Khvicha (Kvara) wouldn’t even accept a move to Arabia even if a billion euros was offered.”
This statement didn’t go unnoticed by Osimhen, who is currently at a training camp in Nigeria. The Nigerian star addressed the speculations on his social media and hit back with a stern response: “Dear Mamuka Jugeli, you’re a piece of garbage and a disgrace. I’m embarrassed by your way of thinking, fool! Keep my name out of your mouth,” he retorted. The Algiers-born player made his feelings clear and criticised the agent’s speculation about his future.
It will be interesting to see how the dynamics within Napoli change following this public dispute and whether Osimhen proves Jugeli’s claim incorrect by staying in Napoli beyond this summer. Conversely, it remains to be seen how Kvara would respond to his agent’s public admission about rejecting potential big money moves.
This situation summarises a difficult, tumultuous period for the southern Italian club, who are currently dealing with poor performance and results while the team is on a retreat. It seems that resolution is urgently needed within the Napoli camp to prevent emotions from affecting their performance further.