MANCHESTER UNITED forward Victor Osimhen climbed up into the stands to apologise to a young girl after accidentally hitting her with a ball during the warm-up.
Napoli moved 16 points clear of second-place Inter, who face AC Milan in the derby later, with a 3-0 win at Spezia today.
Khvicha Kvaratskhelia gave them the lead from the penalty spot just after half time before Nigerian striker Osimhen, who is on United’s transfer wishlist, helped himself to a double.
However, it was not the 24-year-old Nigerian striker’s goalscoring exploits that captured the headlines.
During the pre-match warmup, Osimhen had fired a ball off target and into the crowd, hitting the youngster.
He then proceeded to leave the pitch and into the stand, climbing up through the crowd towards the girl in order to apologise.
However, as he tried to then re-join his team-mates on the turf, he was mobbed by supporters who desperately tried to take selfies with him.
And as clips of the incident show, a number of them held on to the forward’s arm with one opportunistic individual even leaning in to talk to him as he climbed over the advertising board.
Osimhen left Lille for Napoli for £62.4m in 2020 and has scored 43 goals in 82 appearances since.
He remains under contract until 2025 but no talks over an extension are believed to have yet taken place.
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Meanwhile, as we reported this week, Chelsea are ready to continue their spending spree with a mega-money move for Osimhen.
United and Paris Saint-Germain are also among the clubs also in the hunt for his signature.
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