“I really want you to come to Chelsea”
“John Obi Mikel appeared on a podcast and urged Victor Osimhen to join Chelsea,” Chelsea news outlet Pys reported on Wednesday. “I’ll be the middleman to get the deal done,” Mikel added.
Osimhen had one of his best seasons last season. Anchoring Napoli’s front line, he scored 26 goals in 32 Italian Serie A appearances, topping the scoring charts. His performance helped Napoli win their first Serie A title in 33 years.
This has led to many transfer rumors this summer. Big clubs in need of a frontline striker lined up in front of Osimhen. But in the end, Osimhen chose to stay. He scored six goals in 10 appearances in all competitions this season.
However, there is still interest from big clubs. Take Chelsea, for example. The Blues have been interested in Osimhen all summer and have been struggling up front this season.
Currently, Chelsea’s front line is led by Nicola Jackson. He joined Chelsea this summer from Villarreal in a highly anticipated move and has scored seven goals in 14 appearances. However, he has been criticized for his ups and downs and has failed to convince the Blues.
This is where Chelsea legend Mikel came in. Mikel actively encouraged Osimhen to join Chelsea. “After Didier Drogba, Chelsea are looking for a 토토사이트 striker like you (Osimhen). I’ll be the middleman and make the deal happen,” he said. Drogba is a legendary striker who scored 164 goals for Chelsea during his career.
The reason Mikel was able to woo Osimhen like this is simple. He’s a fellow Nigerian and a senior member of the national team. However, it’s unclear if the move to Chelsea will happen. Napoli have set a whopping €150 million price tag for Osimhen.