Jose Mourinho Fires English Premier League Warning to Nigerian Striker Victor Osimhen

Jose Mourinho Fires English Premier League Warning to Nigerian Striker Victor Osimhen

Babajide Orevba
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:24 PM
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  • Victor Osimhen scored one of the finest goals in the Serie A this season, netting a stunner against Roma
  • The Nigerian international has been compared with Ivorian legend Didier Drogba by manager Jose Mourinho
  • The former Chelsea tactician disclosed that the striker must change his behaviour to succeed in England

AS Roma manager Jose Mourinho has sent a strong message to Nigerian international Victor Osimhen amidst interest from English Premier League clubs.

Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool, and Newcastle United are among the English clubs linked with the 24-year-old Napoli striker.

Osimhen continued with his blistering scoring form in the Serie A taking his tally to 14 after a sensational strike in their 2-1 win over Roma.

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Victor Osimhen gets some advice from Roma boss Jose Mourinho. Photo: Andreas Solaro
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Victory over Jose Mourinho’s side saw Napoli extend their lead to 13 points in the Italian Serie A.

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Speaking after his side's loss to the Partenopei at the Stadio Maradona, Mourinho compared the Nigerian international to Chelsea legend Didier Drogba.

Mourinho said via Football Italia:

“He is of the same level as Drogba, but Didier didn’t dive.
“If Victor changes, then OK. I’d buy him if I was at a club with a lot of money.
"However, if he does go to England one day, he needs to change, because in Italy they put up with this sort of behaviour, whereas in the Premier League, they’d come down hard, on him.”

The Special One also spoke to Osimhen after the match.

“I told him that he scored a wonderful goal and needs to stop diving so much. His goal was fantastic, he did the same thing when we met earlier this season, so he’s a fantastic player. But he mustn’t dive.”

Real Madrid join race to sign Osimhen

Sports Brief earlier reported that the reigning La Liga champions, Real Madrid have reportedly shown interest in signing Nigerian international and in-form striker, Victor Osimhen.

More and more teams are jostling for the signature of the Napoli striker, who remains on the radar of Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Newcastle United.

Real Madrid have now reportedly joined the growing list of top teams pursuing the forward, as his excellent performances in the Serie A continue to attract attention from top European clubs.

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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.
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