Before the Africa Cup of Nations, it seemed like every Chelsea fan wanted the club to sign Napoli and Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen.
However, after a disappointing tournament in front of goal for Victor Osimhen, looking on social media, it appears that some Chelsea supporters are not too keen on the Blues breaking the bank for his signature.
The 25-year-old was able to help Nigeria to reach the final, where they narrowly lost to hosts Ivory Coast, but he only managed to score one goal in seven games.
It is a very underwhelming return for a forward of Osimhen’s calibre. Nevertheless, Chelsea should still sign him if they have the opportunity to.
Victor Osimhen’s goal record at Napoli is still respectable
Osimhen struggled to find the back of the net at the Africa Cup of Nations, but he has been deadly in front of goal at Napoli.
Last season, for example, the Nigeria international scored 31 goals in 39 appearances.
In total, Osimhen has netted 67 times in 119 games for Napoli, which is a pretty good record.
That should not be overlooked after one bad international tournament, though you can understand why some may be against the idea of spending over £100m on him. It is a lot of money for any player.
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According to the Evening Standard, his release clause is set at a whopping £112m.
Victor Osimhen will be playing with better players at Chelsea
Nigeria are one of the best teams in their continent and have some talented players.
Away from Osimhen, the likes of Ademola Lookman and Samuel Chukwueze have a lot of ability. However, are they on the same level as Cole Palmer and Enzo Fernandez, for example?
At Chelsea, playing alongside the World Cup winner and the club’s current top scorer, Osimhen should get an abundance of chances per game. And his overall record suggests he is good enough to finish them.
journalist Sacha Tavolieri has claimed that the former Lille man has already chosen to join Chelsea.