Victor Osimhen: Chelsea Legend Concerned About Super Eagles Star’s Form Amid Links With the Blues

Victor Osimhen: Chelsea Legend Concerned About Super Eagles Star’s Form Amid Links With the Blues

Raphael Abiola
February 23, 2024 at 10:34 AM
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  • Victor Osimhen's recent form has been questioned by a Chelsea legend amid links with the EPL side
  • The Nigerian international is regarded as one of the best strikers in Europe, alongside Erling Haaland
  • The Super Eagles star returned from AFCON 2023 with a goal for Napoli against Barcelona in the UCL

Super Eagles star, Victor Osimhen, is regarded as one of the best strikers in Europe and has been linked with several clubs, with Chelsea being at the forefront.

The Napoli striker's performance in the Italian Serie A last season put him on the target lists of many top European outfits.

However, the Nigerian striker has struggled to replicate last season's performance for the Parthenopeans and also struggled to score at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Victor Osimhen reacts during the UEFA Champions League 2023/24 round of 16 first leg match between SSC Napoli and FC Barcelona. Photo: Jonathan Moscrop.
Victor Osimhen reacts during the UEFA Champions League 2023/24 Round of 16 first-leg match between SSC Napoli and FC Barcelona. Photo: Jonathan Moscrop.
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Cole speaks on Osimhen's form

In a recent interview with TNT Sports, as per Chelsea News, Joe Cole listed the strikers that would be the next big thing in the football world after Norwegian international, Erling Haaland.

The former West Ham star stated that Osimhen's standards had dropped and described the Nigerian as being different from the player he was six months ago.

"Osimhen was the one this period last year. Everyone was looking at, and then he's fallen off a little bit," the former England international said.

Cole believes Manchester United's Rasmus Hojlund has a chance and feels others will emerge from his 'group' of strikers.

"Dusan Vlahovic is very good technically and a good finisher. Darwin Nunez does unbelievably well with his all-round game, and he needs to brush up on that side."

The former Chelsea star also said the Nigerian international would be his preferred option for the Blues if they were to sign a striker in the summer.

"If you are asking me for one, I would likely go with Osimhen. He would be the one, but I am going from six months ago, not from at the moment. Any of those four could do it," he added.

PSG keen on signing Osimhen

Sports Brief earlier reported that Paris Saint-Germain are keen on Osimhen and are reportedly ready to pay his release clause to Napoli.

The French Ligue 1 side considers the Super Eagles star as a perfect replacement for Kylian Mbappe, who is set to leave them this summer.

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Raphael Abiola
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.
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