With each passing week, Chelsea’s interest in Napoli attacker Victor Osimhen grows
Osimhen is having a memorable season with the Serie A team, but rumors about a transfer away from Napoli keep spreading. According to Sky Germany’s Florian Plettenberg, Chelsea is one of the teams keeping an eye on Osimhen’s circumstances at Napoli.
According to reports, Chelsea is interested in signing the Nigerian striker during the upcoming summer transfer season, along with Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain. Osimhen, according to the Plettenberg study, won’t be inexpensive; a sum in excess of €100 million (£88 million) is anticipated to be required.
Osimhen has more than 24 months remaining on his current contract with the Azzurri after moving from Lille to Napoli in a three-year deal worth an initial £45 million.
As a result, Napoli will probably be in a good negotiating position for any possible summer deals. Whatever the case, Osimhen has been mentioned as the perfect candidate by Daily Express journalist Ryan Taylor, who believes Chelsea should strengthen this position this summer.
Now that rumors of a transfer are intensifying, there are hints that Chelsea’s purported interest in Osimhen’s acquisition might actually be true. Osimhen has already had a strong season, but his fundamental statistics support the notion that he is among the greatest strikers on the continent. According to FBref, he is among the top 1% of forwards for non-penalty xG per 90 minutes.