According to a report from Sky Sports, Chelsea are strategizing a potential move for Victor Osimhen in the next transfer window, with continuing goal-scoring woes in the final third. The Blues are in need of attacking reinforcements which has become evident from their Premier League matches.
Victor Osimhen’s Remarkable Start To The Current Italian Football Season
The 24-year-old Osimhen has started the current season in a dazzling manner, showcasing a string of highly productive performances for Napoli in the offensive third of the pitch. He has impressively found the back of the net five times in just eight appearances for his team based in Naples.
As the focal point of Napoli’s attack, this Nigerian sensation has performed exceptionally well, boasting notable averages of 4.1 shots, 0.7 key passes, and 0.4 successful dribbles per 90 minutes in Serie A.
Additionally, he has exhibited strong distribution skills in the opponent’s half, maintaining a commendable pass completion rate of 75.7% in top-flight football (statistics sourced from whoscored).
Osimhen’s contract with Napoli lasts until the summer of 2025. Consequently, the West London club may have to pay a significant transfer fee to secure his services in the January transfer window.
Why Pochettino Should Bring Him To Chelsea In January?
Osimhen possesses the skill to create space for himself, enabling him to take precise shots at the goal. He has solidified his reputation as a deadly finisher in front of the net, as evidenced by his contributions in the previous season. Standing at a height of 1.86 meters, Osimhen can effectively use his robust physique to dominate in aerial duels within the attacking third and is a menace for opposition defenders during set pieces.
The Nigerian international also excels at crafting scoring opportunities for his fellow forwards and demonstrates proficiency in executing powerful runs behind the opposition’s defensive line. Currently, Osimhen is in exceptional form, making him a compelling option for the Blues to pursue, as he can address their evident goal-scoring issues from the beginning of this season.
Moreover, he has the potential to significantly enhance Mauricio Pochettino’s offensive arsenal in the quest for the title this season. At just 24 years old, Osimhen’s prime years lie ahead of him. Therefore, Pochettino should spare no effort in securing his acquisition for Stamford Bridge in the upcoming transfer window, even if it costs them a substantial transfer fee.