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Mikel: I’ll Do Everything To Convince Osimhen To Join Chelsea

Mikel: I’ll Do Everything To Convince Osimhen To Join Chelsea

Former Nigerian international, Mikel Obi has assured Chelsea fans that he would do everything to convince Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen to join the Blues this summer.

Recall that Osimhen, who moved to Napoli in 2020 for a club-record 70 million euros ($76 million) potentially rising to 80 million euros with add-ons, was a pivotal player last season as the club won their first league title in 33 years and finished as Serie A top scorer with 26 goals.

He signed a contract extension last month that runs until June 2026 but it appears he could still leave the Naples with top European clubs ready to meet his release clause.


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However, Mikel who spoke at a Web Summit Qatar, stated that he wants Osimhen to join the league of Nigerian players that have don the Blues colours.

“I think there’s genuine interest between both (Chelsea and Osimhen).

“I think he loves the club, he wants to come to the club, obviously he wants to follow in my footsteps as a Nigerian player who has played for Chelsea, like Victor Moses, Celestine Babayaro, there’s not a lot of us.

“But he also has a lot of interest, like PSG, Man United, but I’m still pushing, sending him messages, trying to make sure he doesn’t expect too much, just narrow your mind on one club: The Blues!”

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  • Inter Milan or Man City

  • Sportradio88.0 fm 1 month ago

    He would rather remain in Napoli than going Chelsea. To play in Europe.

  • Shuma 1 month ago

    These former Nigerian players want to destroy these players careers. Osimhen won African if the year, he don’t need to listen in to lucky Mikel. These former players get a podcast and think they know everything. Life is not only about Man u or chelsea. Nigerians should not go play in england just because Nigerians are there and they just want to vibe. Nigerian players on average are cheap commodity. Loom at all of them on average playing for bottom tier teams. Forest, fulham, leicester, palace, southampton. These Nigerians are feeling themselves too much. That’s why there’re not a lot if successful Nigerian players. Osimhen and Lookman doing the right thing

  • Ralph 1 month ago

    Nigerian players are cheap commodities, and there are not a lot of successful Nigerian players? What exactly are you on about?

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