Napoli has had to weather several storms involving Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen, and when it seemed, to borrow R. Kelly's words – the storm was over, another ugly situation rears its ugly head.
The latest situation involves Victor Osimhen and his teammate Khvicha Kvaratskhelia's agent, Mamuka Jugeli.
Last season, both players contributed immensely with goals and assists to help Napoli win the Scudetto.
🚨🔵 Osimhen’s agent Roberto Calenda released an official statement on Kvaratskhelia’s agent quotes.
“Everyone must look into their own home and have respect for the work of others. It is not correct to talk about the future of other players”.
“This creates misunderstandings… pic.twitter.com/MHpuUBhBp3
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 10, 2024
Each of them was spectacular, with immense contributions to team success, but it also raised the question of who is the king of Naples.
Perhaps this underlying debate has triggered a competition that has seen the former Lille striker embroiled in different issues with the club this term.
Kvaratskhelia's agent, Mamuka Jugeli, has stoked the fires of disharmony between the two camps as things get heated.
Victor Osimhen and his agent fire back at Jugeli
When Jugeli threw shades at Victor Osimhen following his new mammoth contract with Napoli, he probably didn't envisage that it would snowball into a direct competition between both sides.
While the Super Eagles forward took to social media to respond to Jugeli, hitting him with a salvo akin to Will Smith smacking Chris Rock at the Oscars, his agent is not letting it lie low.
Roberto Calenda, Victor Osimhen's agent, has hit another salvo at Jugeli for his foul-mouthed rant at the striker.
Kvaratskhelia’s agent Mamuka Jugeli said: “Osimhen renewed but won’t stay at Napoli forever. He’ll go to Saudi Arabia in the summer. Kvara wouldn’t even go there for a billion euro’s he has different ambitions and wants success”
Safe to say Osimhen didn’t take it well pic.twitter.com/mjIdhkLzno
— Siavoush Fallahi (@SiavoushF) January 10, 2024
Jugeli had claimed that Victor Osimhen, despite signing a new contract at the end of the season and Saudi Arabia was his destination. He claimed his ward would not follow that route as he had bigger ambitions.
Calenda said, “Everyone must look into their own home and have respect for the work of others. It is not correct to talk about the future of other players”.
“The alleged words of agent Mamuka Jugeli are bad, superficial and unacceptable,” Calenda continued.
“We have just signed a contract renewal and Victor's only wish, in addition to the Africa Cup of Nations, is to help Napoli. Everything else is rubbish,” Calenda concluded.
What Victor Osimhen said to Jugeli
The Napoli forward is with the Super Eagles in Ivory Coast as they challenge for a fourth AFCON title for Nigeria.
He did not let the statements of Jugeli lie low as he responded viciously.
He sent a riposte to Jugeli via his Instagram account, which generated plenty of reactions.
In his strongly worded response, Victor Osimhen advised Jugeli to keep his name out of his mouth.
Word on the street borders how Kvaratskhelia and Victor Osimhen would work harmoniously at Napoli as the team continues their struggles this season.
Victor Osimhen remains Napoli's top scorer in the league this season but has missed several matches. He will also be away for as many as four weeks, depending on how far the Super Eagles go at AFCON.
This article was most recently revised and updated 1 month ago