Victor Osimhen has apologised over the choice of words he earlier used while denying quotes attributed to him as cited in the Punch Newspaper claiming the player hopes to emulate the legendary Diego Maradona.
A report by German outlet Sport 1 was reproduced by the Nigerian medium with quotes attributed to the 21-year-old 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.”
However in a swift reaction, the Napoli player took to social media to deny the report branding it as ‘copy paste’, ‘lies’, further describing it as ‘nonsense’.
The Super Eagles star further stated that he never granted such an interview.
However, hours later, Osimhen apologised to the said medium and other journalists who were offended by his post.
The former Lille player 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 youngster for fee plus an array of potential bonuses that takes the deal up to €50million (about N23billion).
Meanwhile, Osimhen is already shopping for an apartment in Naples.
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