Napoli’s Victor Osimhen drops hint about EPL preferences between Chelsea and Manchester United

Victor Osimhen is one of the most sought-after forward players on the football scene right now. In the last transfer window, the Nigerian striker turned down a lucrative offer from a Saudi outfit, claiming he wanted to remain in Europe despite admitting the money offered by the Saudi Arabian side could have changed his life forever.

Osimhen’s stock has risen in the past few years, with the Nigerian-born forward leading Napoli to their first Scudetto win since 1990. This has drawn the interest from several clubs, including Chelsea, Manchester United, and Arsenal. In a recent podcast appearance, Osimhen revealed the Premier League clubs he follows the most.

Osimhen expresses admiration for Chelsea and Manchester United

Considered one of the world’s deadliest strikers, it’s no surprise that Victor Osimhen is being linked with a potential move to several Premier League clubs, especially Chelsea and Manchester United.

The Nigerian forward was the star of the show Napoli pulled last season to land their first Scudetto since 1990, with the former Lille forward scoring 31 goals in 39 games across all competitions to be ranked among some of the best finishers in Europe.

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Things haven’t gone well for Napoli this season, and they’ve already axed Rudi Garcia as their manager. The Naples-based club also had some issues with Osimhen earlier this season after the Nigerian forward missed a penalty, with the club seemingly mocking the Nigerian on their TikTok account.

The lack of support within the club has led to reports of Osimhen being ready to move from the club, with Chelsea ready to swoop in and land the forward.

In a podcast appearance with compatriot and former Nigerian international John Obi Mikel, Victor Osimhen revealed he holds Chelsea and Manchester United in high regard, as these are the most commonly supported teams in Africa.

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“I don’t have a favorite PL team, but I have two jerseys: Chelsea and Man United. Many friends of mine are Chelsea fans, few are Man Utd fans. Premier League is the most appreciated league by every African player – it’s just a huge league,” the Nigerian forward revealed per Sportbible.

Chelsea target Victor Osimhen as their primary transfer objective

Despite spending a huge sum on new signings in the last three transfer windows since Todd Boehly has taken over the club, Chelsea are still 10th in the Premier League, losing two and drawing two from their last five league games.

Inconsistent performances, defensive errors, and injuries to key players have hampered the club’s progress in the league this season.

Not minding the setback, Chelsea are already looking forward to next summer with a clear plan to raid Napoli for their prolific forward Victor Osimhen, who is reportedly interested in the move.

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Osimhen has been declared Chelsea’s top primary target for the summer transfer window. However, they face competition from Arsenal, Tottenham, and Manchester United for the signature of the Nigerian star.

According to Eurosport, the Blues are ready to splash over £100 million on the forward in another potential summer spending spree.

Osimhen continues to be the star of the underperforming Napoli side despite recent injury problems, with the forward scoring six goals in 11 appearances so far this season.

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