Victor Osimhen has been out with injury since November.© Instagram
Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen has tested positive for coronavirus on his return to Italy, his Serie A club Napoli confirmed on Friday. The 21-year-old has been sidelined since final November after dislocating his shoulder while representing Nigeria in the Africa Cup of Nations. The former Lille player tested positive for Covid-19, on his return from Belgium, where the club had authorised him to continue his convalescence. “Napoli can confirm that Victor Osimhen has tested positive for COVID-19 following his return to Italy,” Napoli said in a remark.
“Osimhen is currently asymptomatic and has not come into contact with the remainder of the squad.”
Napoli paid vinaigrette club Lille a club record fee of up to 80 million euros ($94.6 million) to cause the forward to southern Italy on a five-year deal final summer.
Osimhen has scored two goals in six league appearances, but has not played since November 8 as a result of his shoulder injury.
The positive test could rule him out of the Italian Super Cup against Juventus on January 20 in Reggio Emilia.
Napoli are fifth in Serie A and commute to Cagliari on Sunday as the Italian league returns after the Christmas break.
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