Chelsea Eye Mega Million Move For Top Super Eagles Striker As Replacement For Lukaku

Chelsea Eye Mega Million Move For Top Super Eagles Striker As Replacement For Lukaku

  • Premier League side Chelsea are planning to make a move for Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen this summer
  • Romelu Lukaku has returned to Inter Milan after having unfruitful season last season with the Stamford Bridge side
  • Victor Osimhen on the other hand was in brilliant form for Napoli as his club finished 3rd and qualified for Champions League

Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen could be on his way to Premier League giants Chelsea this summer as those in charge of the Blues want him as replacement for Romelu Lukaku.

Last season in the Serie A, Victor Osimhen was superb for Napoli netting 15 goals in 28 League games and that made him a target for many clubs.

Romelu Lukaku on the other hand was unable to impress at Stamford Bridge last season and the Belgian striker has made a return to Inter Milan.

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Chelsea eye mega million move for top Super Eagles striker Osimhen. Photo by Vincenzo Izzo
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According to the reports on Punch and Daily Post, Todd Boehly has drawn up a shortlist of five strikers to replace Romelu Lukaku at Chelsea this summer.

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Did Victor Osimhen win any title with Napoli last season?

Victor Osimhen did not win any title with Napoli, but the Nigerian striker won the Italian Serie A Most Valuable Player for U-23 footballers.

Also this month in the 2023 African Cup of Nations qualifiers, Victor Osimhen scored a goal against Sierra Leone before netting four against Sao Tome.

Nigeria Drop, Argentina overtake France as South American side remains best in the World

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Super Eagles of Nigeria dropped one spot in the latest FIFA ranking released on Thursday morning, June 23.

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Formerly occupying the 30th position, the Nigerian national football team are now the 31st in the world, but they maintain their status as the fourth-best team in Africa.

Jose Peseiro guided the team to back-to-back victories in the African Cup of Nations qualifier following a 2-1 win over Sierra Leone in Abuja and then a 10-0 trouncing of Sao Tome and Principe in Morocco.

But they lost two friendly games in the United States earlier against World Cup-bound Mexico and Ecuador, losing 2-1 and then 1-0 respectively.

Senegal maintain their position as the best team on the continent, but the Teranga Lions are the 18th best team in the world.

Source: Sports Brief News