Comparing Chelsea’s striking options: Why Victor Osimhen stands out from other strikers
Chelsea Football Club is moving quickly to sign Napoli’s prolific striker Victor Osimhen in the upcoming summer transfer window in order to add depth to the team’s attacking squad. Last season, the Nigerian sensation established himself as one of the most sought-after attackers in the world, scoring 31 goals in 39 appearances. This season, Osimhen’s remarkable record continues to grow with 5 goals in just 8 appearances, defining his place as a top-tier forward.
According to sources, Chelsea are one step closer to getting Osimhen’s services, putting them at the head of the race. The club’s keen interest in Osimhen is expected given the club’s desperate need for a seasoned goal-scorer, given their trailing position in the Premier League without any major striker.
In addition, Chelsea’s new owners’ financial capabilities placed them in a strong position, allowing them to potentially grab a coveted striker for a large amount.
Osimhen’s incredible journey to becoming a world-class striker began at Napoli, where he played a major part in the club’s Serie A success last season, ending a three-decade wait. However, the recent backlash from the club’s TikTok account in the aftermath of a missed penalty has fueled rumors regarding his future at Napoli. Chelsea sees this as a golden opportunity to make a move and capture his services, with his contract set to expire at the end of the 2024/25 season.
As the summer transfer window gets closer, Chelsea may be looking at other options such as Ivan Toney and Evan Ferguson. However, Osimhen is a top target for Chelsea, precisely matching their need for an experienced, world-class striker. Chelsea fans are looking forward to seeing how this interesting transfer tale plays out in the coming transfer window.
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