Connect with us

Football

Osimhen wants Chelsea deal – Mikel

Published

on

Super Eagles honour Osimhen for CAF POTY award

Former Nigerian midfielder John Obi Mikel has stated that Napoli star Victor Osimhen ‘wants to come to Chelsea’ ahead of the summer transfer window.

The 25-year-old Nigerian striker is widely anticipated to depart Partenopei at the conclusion of the season, having recently told the media that he has ‘already decided’ on his future move. He signed a new deal with Napoli in December, with a release clause of €120–130 million.

Osimhen has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League this summer, with Chelsea, Arsenal, and Manchester United among the potential suitors.

Mikel, speaking at the Web Summit Qatar via Calciomercato.com, began by discussing the links between Osimhen and Chelsea.

“I think there is genuine interest on both sides. I’m convinced that Victor wants to come to Chelsea; obviously, he wants to follow in my footsteps and the Nigerian players who played for Chelsea, such as Victor Moses and Celestine Babayaro.

Advertisement

Furthermore, Obi Mikel discussed the other clubs interested in signing Osimhen this summer.

“He also has many clubs interested in him, such as PSG and Manchester United, but I am pushing, sending him messages, and trying to make sure that there is only one club in his mind: the Blues!”

Advertisement
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Copyright © 2015 - 2024 ChronicleNG

Discover more from Chronicle.ng

Subscribe now to keep reading and get access to the full archive.

Continue reading