SSC Napoli of Italy youngster, Victor Osimhen and his teammates have been hit with a mixture of worry, fear and caution, following reports that the Italian Serie A club’s president, Aurelio De Laurentiis has tested positive for coronavirus, megasportsarena.com reports.
The development at Osimhen’s new club was officially revealed in a stamen by the Serie A club’s media unit late Thursday; with a confirmation that de Laurentiis returned a positive result from a test carried out the day before, when he incidentally took part in a Serie A assembly alongside top shots of other leading Italian teams.
Osimhen would personally feel more concern and empathy for the charismatic 71-year-old top shot, who played a key role in convincing the former VfL Wolfsburg of Germany and Sporting Charleroi of Belgium lad to join the Naples-based side from Lille Metropole of France.
That deal, which was executed just last month, made Osimhen the highest transfer fee ever paid by Napoli in history, such that the Chile 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup gold medalist and top scorer would hope to duly reward the man who has resurrected Napoli since buying the club in 2004, after they had been declared bankrupt and relegated to the third tier of Italian football.
Since de Laurentiis took over the club’s ownership, Napoli have not finished outside the top 10 of Serie A for more than a decade, they have been runners-up four times during that period and third on three occasions, then won Coppa Italia last season; which gives Osimhen the leverage of playing with them in this season’s UEFA Europa League campaign.
Osimhen will now lead prayers for quick recovery of the man who created waves with widely controversial falling out and sacks of Maurizio Sarri and Carlo Ancelotti, as well as the hiring of former AC Milan fiery midfielder, Genarro Gattuso, who will be counting on the Super Eagles’ rookie to rain goals this season, starting with their opening match away to Parma next Sunday.