Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly revealed that Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen talked about racism in Italy before a possible move to the club this summer.
The Blues are desperate to sign Lille forward as a replacement for Poland's Arkadiusz Milik, who is expected to leave the club at the end of the season.
Napoli offered Osimhen a lucrative five-year contract in an attempt to lure him to Naples, but have yet to get a positive response from the 21-year-old.
There are reports that Osimhen is not very interested in moving to Napoli due to concerns about racism.
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“It is true that he called me. We talked about racism, I told him that, coming to Naples, he will not have these problems, he will choose the right city, "said Koulibaly. La Gazzetta dello Sport.
“I also felt the bitterness of the racist insult, but never in Naples. I reassured him, said that if he comes, he will have the best choice. Then, the rest will have to be done by the leaders. "
Osimhen scored 18 goals and made six assists in 38 games in all competitions for Lille in the 2019/20 season.
By Adeboye Amosu
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