Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen has spoken to Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly about racism in Italy ahead of his big-money move to the Serie A giants.
Osimhen is on the verge of a big-money move to Napoli after passing his medicals and agreed to terms with the club.
But before he agreed on terms with Napoli, the 21-year-old called Senegal defender Koulibaly to ask him about racism in Italy.
Koulibaly revealed this when he told La Gazzetta dello Sport; “It is true that he called me. We talked about racism, I told him that coming to Naples he won't have these problems, he will choose the right city.
“I too felt the bitterness of the racist insult, but never in Naples. I reassured him, I told him that if he comes, he will have the best choice. Then, the rest will have to be done by the leaders."
There have been recorded cases of racial abuse on black players in Serie A including Koulibaly.
Black players’ experiences of racism had been said to be a source of worry for Osimhen who was reportedly holding out for a move to England.
He has now however agreed to the move and passed his medicals with just little details delaying the announcement.
Napoli are reportedly paying €81m to Lille for the striker who smashed all expectations in Ligue 1 in the 2019/2020 season.
The Nigeria international scored 18 goals in 31 games in all competitions and was voted the club’s Player of the Season.