Victor Osimhen Names Chelsea Legend Didier Drogba As His Idol

Victor Osimhen Names Chelsea Legend Didier Drogba As His Idol

Ibitoye Shittu
March 7, 2023 at 8:21 PM
  • Nigerian big striker Victor Osimhen is doing well this season in the Italian Serie A with Napoli netting 19 goals
  • The Super Eagles star has now explained that he learnt many skills watching Drogba while growing up
  • Osimhen has also been linked with a move to the Premier League with Chelsea and Man United interested

Victor Osimhen has named Chelsea legend Didier Drogba as his idol while growing up with the Nigerian striker claiming that he learnt many things from the former Ivorian footballer.

During his active playing days, Drogba was rated as one of the best strikers in the world considering his excellent ways of scoring goals both for club and the national team.

He was one of the greatest striker to have ever played in the Premier League as he helped the Blues to win many titles before he left.

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Victor Osimhen names Chelsea legend Didier Drogba as his idol. Photo by Matteo Ciambelli
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While speaking after receiving his award as the best foreign athlete in Italy, Osimhen explained that he used to watch Drogba' games stressing that the Ivorian styles have really helped him.

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Statement made by Osimhen

“I grew up watching Didier Drogba. I was advised by one of my big brothers to try to watch and learn one or two things from him, and also add to my game.
“And ever since I have chosen Didier Drogba as my role model, it’s been really helpful for me.”

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Chelsea eye move for Osimhen

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Chelsea who are Premier League giants are reportedly ready to break the bank for the signing of Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen who is doing wonders this season at Napoli.

The Nigerian has put himself in the limelight of the world after netting 19 league goals this season and he is still roaring like lion to get more for the Serie A leaders.

Already, Manchester United and Spurs are said to be monitoring Osimhen, but the Blues want to beat these two sides and other interested in the Nigerian.

The Blues' owner Boehly is keen to break the bank once again to sign the Nigerian striker.

The report added that Osimhen is Napoli’s second-highest earner with a salary of €104,808 (N51m) weekly and €419,232 (N204m) monthly. In total, he earns €5m (N2.5bn) annually at the title-chasing Italian side.

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