Transfer Rumors: Efforts are being made by John Obi Mikel to recruit Victor Osimhen to Chelsea

Victor Osimhen is one of the best strikers in the soccer world, having lit up Serie A last season. He is the pivotal reason behind their historic league win last season while being the top scorer. He has been great this season as well, but his team, Napoli, cannot say the same. He also had a good AFCON run with Nigeria, though they lost the final.

Osimhen has always been linked to leaving the club, but the news was confirmed by him earlier in January. Many clubs are now ready to buy the player, while Napoli will ask for a huge transfer fee.

John Obi Mikel is trying to sign Victor Osimhen to Chelsea

Among the clubs interested in the player, Chelsea has been reported as the strongest contender, with interest from long ago. The Blues have shown that they can spend huge amounts of money without any problems and need a pure striker on the field. Many fans of the club are hoping he could be their new Didier Drogba.

One of the fans of the club is working even harder to bring the player to Stamford Bridge. That is former Chelsea icon John Obi Mikel, who has also previously told the player to join the club. In an interview, he confirmed he was still contacting the Nigerian to convince him to join his former employers.

He said, “I keep sending him (Victor Osimhen) text messages, calling him and making sure he joins Chelsea.”

He also shared that Chelsea’s legendary striker Didier Drogba is doing the same, “I know he loves Chelsea, but other clubs want to sign him at the end of the season. Didier Drogba is also speaking to him, sharing his ideas, and we’ve been telling him why we love the club.” It certainly seems that the Blues have an advantage in signing the Nigerian superstar.

Chelsea must pay full release clause for Victor Osimhen

Earlier in January, it was confirmed by Napoli’s club president that Victor Osimhen would finally leave the club in the summer. This is despite the two parties signing a contract extension earlier. However, the transfer would not be cheap and would be expensive for any interested parties, like Chelsea.

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis confirmed that there was much interest from many clubs in Osimhen. He also confirmed that there is a release clause in the player’s contract, which is very expensive and is said to be around £113 million.

He said, “Some players stay for many years, others are wanted by PSG, Arsenal, Man City, Chelsea. It’s difficult to keep players when they are wanted by rich clubs. I can confirm there’s a release clause, very high one.”

So Chelsea must be able to pay the full release clause, though they have proven that won’t be a problem. Other clubs will also fight for his signature, such as Paris Saint-Germain and Arsenal. Only the summer transfer window will tell where Victor Osimhen will be playing next.

Fazal Al Bashar

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Fazal is a passionate soccer aficionado, who when not discovering the latest soccer stories and rumors, indulges in playing FIFA all night. While he sucks at the sport, he knows the who and what in all things soccer-related.

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