Victor Osimhen: Former Liverpool Star Convinced Super Eagles Star Will Join Chelsea

Victor Osimhen: Former Liverpool Star Convinced Super Eagles Star Will Join Chelsea

Raphael Abiola
updated at November 30, 2023 at 4:02 PM
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  • Victor Osimhen is said to be a top transfer target for Premier League side Chelsea
  • The Nigerian international is yet to sign a new contract with Serie A champs Napoli
  • A former Liverpool star is confident that the Super Eagles striker will join the Blues

Former Liverpool defender, Glen Johnson is convinced that Nigerian international, Victor Osimhen will eventually join Chelsea in one of the transfer windows.

The Super Eagles striker is rated as one of the best in the world alongside the likes of Harry Kane, Erling Haaland, and Kylian Mbappe due to his performances for Serie A side, Napoli.

Osimhen has just 18 months left on his contract with the Italian side and has reportedly refused to sign a new deal with the Parthenopeans.

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Victor Osimhen reportedly linked with a move to Chelsea. Photo: Timothy Rogers.
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However, former Chelsea and England defender, Johnson believes the 24-year-old striker will eventually sign for the Blues, according to a report by Soccernet.

"Regardless of what is happening at Napoli, I believe Victor [Osimhen] would want to join Premier League side Chelsea anyway," he said.
"However, Osimhen will be kicking himself that this move could happen when the Blues are currently in transition," Johnson added.

The former defender believes that with Chelsea being a notable team, they will eventually bounce back from their current slump.

"But as long as Victor [Osimhen] is willing to wait 18 months or so for that to happen, then I am sure he would still want to sign for them [Chelsea] in January."

Chelsea will face competition from other top European giants like Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich, and others for the signature of the Super Eagles star.

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Osimhen and Bellingham share friendly tap

Sports Brief also reported on Osimhen sharing a friendly tap with Jude Bellingham during the UEFA Champions League clash between Real Madrid and Napoli.

The Nigerian striker could not help the Italian champions to victory over the Spanish giants at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium as they lost 4-2 away from home.

Osimhen started the game on the bench after just returning to the team from injury, with the Serie A champions remaining in second place in their UCL group.

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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.