Napoli’s record signing Victor Osimhen was sent away from the training pitch by manager Luciano Spalletti in a brutal moment during open training session.
The Serie A side have been in a training camp at Castel di Sangro, in the Abruzzo region of Italy, and held a session that was open to the public.
But there was controversy as Osimhen was given his marching orders. The Nigeria international, who joined from Lille for €70 million in 2020, was apparently furious with the decision not to give a foul in his favour following a challenge from new addition Leo Ostigard.
He vented and teammate Andre Zambo Anguissa, formerly of Fulham, tried his best to calm him down – as per Football Italia.
Yet the 23-year old was still incensed and a ruthless Spalletti had enough of his behaviour.
The experienced manager stopped training and is said to have told Osimhen, “You are talking too much, go and have a shower.”
He did follow the orders but continued to fume as he walked off the pitch and back down to the changing room facilities.
After the session, Napoli players signed autographs and posed for pictures with fans, with Spalletti somehow ending up wearing a Pornhub hat.
Napoli blitzed Anaune 10-0 in their first pre-season fixture, before beating Perugia 4-1. Their next game will see them take on Turkish side Adana Demirspor, preceding three games against Spanish opposition in RCD Mallorca, Girona and Espanyol.
They begin the new league campaign away to Verona on 15 August.