REVEALED: How Image Rights Stalled Victor Osimhen’s Napoli Move
By Our Correspondent
Despite passing a medical at Italian giants, Napoli, Victor Osimhen’s announcement as a new player for the club has been stalled following image right issues, Bestchoicesports.com.ng can report.
ScoreNigeria reports that the on-today-off-tomorrow transfer of Victor Osimhen to Napoli has still not been announced by the Italian club because the Lille striker wishes to have a share of his image rights.
Osimhen, 21, has already passed a medical, but Nigerian journalist Oma Akatugba, who has close contacts with the striker, has opened up on the latest issue delaying the big announcement.
He revealed that the deal is “95% done” and the only snag is what share of the image rights will be ceded to the striker.
“The player clearly wants to have a share of this (image rights),” he told Football Italia.
“What percentage of the image rights he would get perhaps could be the reason why that is still inconclusive.
“This is the only part of the negotiations that is yet to be fully resolved.”
Generally, players own their image rights, but often agree to let clubs use their images (photos etc) to promote the club in advertising campaigns for which they are paid.
However, Napoli insist on owning these rights and so players must end any personal endorsements when they sign.
Osimhen is set to become the most expensive African player after Napoli are reported to splash at least 80 million Euros to give him a five-year contract.