Mikel Obi Convinced Victor Osimhen Will Join Chelsea Next Summer as He Draws Comparison to Drogba

Mikel Obi Convinced Victor Osimhen Will Join Chelsea Next Summer as He Draws Comparison to Drogba

Raphael Abiola
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Mikel Obi has claimed he will be an agent to broker a deal for Victor Osimhen to join Chelsea next summer
  • The former Nigerian national team captain explained why the Blues need to sign the ex-Wolfsburg striker
  • The 24-year-old forward's current contract with Napoli is set to end in 2025 and Obi wants him to depart

Nigerian midfield legend, John Mikel Obi has claimed that Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen will join Chelsea by the next summer transfer window.

The Super Eagles star has been linked with a move to the Premier League side since last summer, but he is still under contract with Italian side, Napoli.

Osimhen's current contract with the Serie A champions will expire in the summer of 2025, with several top sides said to be monitoring the situation.

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Victor Osimhen before the Serie A match between SSC Napoli and ACF Fiorentina. Photo: Ivan Romano.
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In a recent interview on Obionepodcast, Mikel Obi explained the part he wanted play in helping Osimhen join Mauricio Pochettino's side, as also reported by Daily Post.

"Next season, I know you are gonna come to Chelsea man," he said about Osimhen. "I am telling you - I am going to be the agent to broker that deal."

The former Stoke City midfielder also admitted that Chelsea had been lacking a player of Osimhen's quality since back when Ivorian legend, Didier Drogba left the club.

"I’m gonna make sure that happens. We are crying out for someone like you - since Drogba left the club," Mikel Obi added.

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Osimhen discloses why he rejected Saudi offer

Sports Brief previously reported on Osimhen explaining his rejection of Saudi Arabia despite a lucrative offer from a club in the country's top flight in the summer.

The Super Eagles star's performance for Napoli last season alerted top European clubs and throughout the summer, he was continually linked with a move away.

Saudi Pro League club, Al-Hilal reportedly submitted a £120 million offer to Napoli for the Nigerian forward, who could have earned around £1 million a week.

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Raphael Abiola is a Nigerian Sports Journalist with over five years of experience. He obtained a B.Tech degree in Computer Science from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, in 2015.