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Soccer News of Friday, 5 August 2022


Osimhen sends emotional message to departing Napoli teammate

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Napoli Forward, Victor Osimhen is disappointed to see his Belgian teammate Dries Mertens, leave the club this summer.

Mertens announced his departure from Napoli a few days ago following the expiration of his contract.

The veteran striker has failed to reach terms with Napoli over a new contract and follows Captain Lorenzo Insigne out of the Club.

Mertens leaves the club after nine years, two of which he spent with Victor Osimhen.

Osimhen commented on a video of the player posted by a Napolitan, who goes by the name Lady Mertens, and said he will surely miss the player.

“One of the greatest I’ve ever worn this shirt.

“A legend and beyond! A true tutor, a brother, a friend, I appreciate all your motivations, your advice, your jokes, everything about you is unique, I hope to see you again my friend,” He said.

With Mertens and Insigne gone, Osimhen automatically becomes Napoli’s most important forward.