According to a report from Football.London, it was mentioned that Chelsea are preparing a huge offer for Napoli striker Victor Osimhen to bring him aboard at the end of this season. It is understood that the Serie A forward is in huge demand for this summer transfer window as he has been attracting serious interest from some of the top clubs in the Premier League including the likes of Manchester United.
Osimhen’s Excellent Record In Serie A This Season
Osimhen has been enjoying a rich run of form at the Naples club as he has put in a lot of productive performances as the focal point of their attack. The Nigerian sensation has made 26 appearances for his current employers this season, netting 21 goals and grabbing three assists in the process across various competitions.
The 24-year-old has led the line well for Napoli by averaging 4.3 shots, 1.0 key passes and 0.8 dribbles per game in Serie A football. However, he has to find a way to improve his link-up play in the final third after completing only 72.4% of his attempted passes in the Italian top tier (stats via whoscored).
His current contract at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium will run out in the summer of 2025. Thus, it won’t be easy for the Blues to lure Osimhen to Stamford Bridge unless they meet the demands of Napoli.
What Could Osimhen Bring To Chelsea?
Osimhen has the pace, power, and technical ability to be one of the best strikers in Europe. He possesses excellent physical attributes, standing at 1.85 meters, which makes him a dominant presence in the opposition’s penalty area. His speed and agility also make him a dangerous threat on the counter-attack, as he is capable of outrunning and out-maneuvering defenders with ease. He is adept at using his body to shield the ball from defenders and create space for his teammates to make runs into the penalty area.
The Nigeria international remains a clinical finisher in front of the goal and is able to convert a wide variety of chances. His positional awareness and movement off the ball are exceptional, which enables him to create space for himself in the penalty area and find the back of the net with ease. Furthermore, he is a tireless worker and is always willing to track back and defend when his team is not in possession of the ball.
Osimhen has got a bright future ahead of him as long as he continues to improve his overall game with each season. However, only time will tell whether he can make a smooth transition to life in the Premier League.
With all things considered, Osimhen would be a great fit for Chelsea‘s style of play at Stamford Bridge. Hence, the Blues should try everything they can to bring him to English football during the summer transfer window.