Napoli’s top scorer and someone Liverpool really wants, Victor Osimhen, seems more interested in joining Chelsea in 2024. A lot of big English clubs want him, but Liverpool really wants the Nigerian striker because he’s top-notch worldwide. People heard gossip that Osimhen might join Liverpool in 2024, maybe to take over from Mohamed Salah.
But now, it looks like Osimhen is thinking about going to Chelsea instead. Even though Liverpool has been trying hard to get him, the Evening Standard says Osimhen might be up for a move to Stamford Bridge. However, this might not happen right away; the transfer to Chelsea could be put off until the summer, as per the same source. In 2020, Napoli spent £70 million to acquire Osimhen; now, they are anticipated to demand over £100 million in 2024.
With Liverpool thinking about Mohamed Salah leaving, their plan to get Osimhen might not go as smoothly as they hoped. Chelsea is now a strong competitor in the race to sign the Nigerian striker, and it seems like the situation in the Premier League could be changing, with Chelsea becoming Osimhen’s preferred choice.
Chelsea Poised for Dominance with the Addition of Osimhen
Under the management of Mauricio Pochettino this season, Chelsea is showing signs of improvement. However, a notable gap in their lineup is the absence of a prolific goalscorer. While Nicolas Jackson has demonstrated potential with four goals in his last two games, doubts persist about whether he can consistently deliver 25 or 30 goals per season.
In contrast, Victor Osimhen stands out as one of the most clinical forwards globally. If Chelsea manages to secure the services of the powerful Nigerian in 2024, it could mark a transformative moment for the club, elevating them into a formidable force in the Premier League. The expectation of Osimhen possibly joining has heightened excitement. Many top European clubs are expected to compete for him.