Victor Osimhen: Former Chelsea Star Tells Premier League Club To Sign Striker

Victor Osimhen: Former Chelsea Star Tells Premier League Club To Sign Striker

Babajide Orevba
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:21 PM
  • Victor Osimhen is on the radar of a number of top clubs, including London outfit Chelsea
  • Craig Burley, who is a legend at Stamford Bridge, wants the Blues to sign the Nigerian
  • Burley stated a combination of Osimhen and Christopher Nkunku would scare defenders

A legendary former player at Chelsea FC, Craig Burley has told the Premier League club to make efforts to sign Nigerian international Victor Osimhen.

Burley told the Blues to take advantage, if the 23-year-old Napoli striker was to leave the Italian Serie A outfit anytime soon.

Quite a number of clubs are interested in the former Lille of France striker, and Burley emphasised that the combination of Osimhen and Christopher Nkunku in the attack would help the club.

Victor Osimhen, Super Eagles, Napoli, Burley, Chelsea
A Chelsea legend believes Victor Osimhen will be a huge addition to the Blues. Photo: Franco Romano.
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Nkunku is on the radar of the Stamford Bridge club, as he is expected to move during the summer after his Bundesliga club RB Leipzig and Chelsea agreed on the deal.

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Burley believes the Osimhen-Nkunku combination would be too difficult for opposition teams to handle, speaking to ESPN via Tribuna:

“I think him [Nkunku] and Osimhen would scare the living daylights out of people. Can you imagine? I don’t know if he would leave Napoli, but you’re not getting him until the summer at the earliest.”

Osimhen has scored nine goals and recorded three assists in 14 appearances across all competitions for the Partenopei this season.

Osimhen unwilling to leave Napoli

Meanwhile, Osimhen does not want to leave Italian Serie A outfit Napoli at this stage, he has appeared to suggest.

Quite a number of clubs are on the trail of the 23-year-old, who has been in sensational form for the Partenopei so far this season

Among those interested in the former Lille of France striker are Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool and Real Madrid.

Osimhen explains wearing a mask

Meanwhile, Osimhen has explained why he still wears a mask, despite having recovered from a cheekbone injury.

The Napoli striker says he still wears the face protector to safeguard himself, as it makes him feel more comfortable and assured.

Osimhen had a clash of heads with Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar back in November 2022, and it was confirmed he had fractured his eye socket and cheekbone.

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Babajide Orevba is a CAF accredited Nigerian journalist and HOD of the Local Desk with over 10 years of experience in media landscape.He studied NCE Political Science/Social Studies, AOCOED.