Super Eagles Victor Osimhen has been linked with a move away from Napoli recently, with Chelsea and Liverpool leading the race to sign him.
A report from Calciomercatoweb claims that Chelsea and Liverpool are currently the front-runners to sign Victor Osimhen. The 24-year-old Nigerian international is on the radar of Manchester United as well.
Napoli signed Osimhen for €75 million, and they will likely demand nearly double that sum to part ways with him. It will be interesting to see if Chelsea and Liverpool come forward with concrete proposals to sign him.
Chelsea need to sign a world-class goalscorer if they want to compete for major trophies in the coming seasons. Osimhen has thus emerged as a viable target for the West London club as they look to bolster their attack.
The Blues struggled to find the back of the net on a regular basis last season, and the improvement this season has been marginal. They signed Nicolas Jackson from Villarreal, but he needs more support in the attack. Osimhen is a world-class striker, and he could transform Chelsea in the final third.
The 24-year-old scored 31 goals across all competitions last term and helped Napoli win the Serie A title. He has the ability to transform Chelsea into a genuine contender. The Blues certainly have the financial resources to pay big money for the striker as well. It will be interesting to see if they can beat the competition from their Premier League rivals and sign the player.
Meanwhile, Liverpool could lose Mohamed Salah in the near future, and they will need to bring in a quality replacement. Although the 24-year-old striker is not a natural replacement for the Egyptian international, he could replace Salah’s goals in the side.
Meanwhile, Manchester United are also keeping tabs on the Nigerian. Rasmus Hojlund is the only reliable striker at the club right now, and Marcus Rashford prefers to play in the wide areas. Erik ten Hag needs more depth in his side and Osimhen would be a superb acquisition.
It is fair to assume that a player of Osimhen’s quality will want to compete at the highest level. So, Chelsea and Liverpool must ensure that they secure Champions League qualification this season. But it will be interesting to see if Manchester United can beat their Premier League rivals to his signature.