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Chelsea Set to Pay World Record Fee to Sign Sensational Nigerian international Victor Osimhen from Napoli.



Chelsea is reportedly ready to battle with Manchester United in the race to sign Nigerian international Victor Osimhen from Napoli.
The Italian club value the 24-year-old around €120million, but that would not deter Manchester United and Chelsea.

The Blues already have France striker Christopher Nkunku lined up for the summer from RB Leipzig. But 24-year-old Osimhen is one of the most in-demand players in Europe after bagging 15 goals in 20 games.

And Chelsea are ready to rival Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain for the powerful hitman’s signature as they look to continue their big spend under their new co-owners.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was brought in to provide the goals Chelsea have been lacking but he has struggled to replicate the form he showed at Barcelona and has been omitted from Graham Potter’s Champions League squad for the second half of the season.

Napoli want around £100m for Victor Osimhen but Todd Boehly and Co have proved they will pay whatever it takes to bring in the best young talent they can get their hands on.

The Nigeria international began his career with Wolfsburg in Germany before joining Charleroi, Lille and then Napoli.

Would Victor Osimhen be a success in the Premier League?
Victor Osimhen has quickly established himself as one of the top players in Serie A and Europe.

It is no coincidence that Napoli are currently dominating in Italy with Osimhen also starring. The side are edging toward the title, and currently boasts a 13-point lead over giants over Inter Milan who are second on the league table.

The number nine has continued to score goals at regular intervals, and now leads the line for Napoli across competitions. Osimhen has managed to score 15 times and recorded three assists, with the striker being the top scorer in Italy.

Perhaps his most important goals came in Napoli’s 5-1 win over title rivals Juventus. Osimhen scored the opening goal which ultimately saw the floodgates open, before he then netted the fourth goal to truly take the game beyond Juve.

The flying forward can blend some extreme pace with the ability to finish from the most acute of angles when put through on goal. He is also a fairly powerful player, meaning he can hold his own when trying to take the ball through the middle.

These attributes are just some of the reasons why Osimhen would likely excel in the Premier League. The transfer betting markets continue to link him with a move to England.

England’s top league boasts some incredibly powerful and physical defenders, but that does not mean that quick and nimble players cannot star. Indeed, some of the best players in the league right now are those that are not gifted with raw power.

This blend of serious pace, close-touch dribbling, and power would make him a viable option up front for many sides.

Modern football provides so many situations in which any or all of pace, power, trickery, and intelligence are needed. Osimhen ticks all of these boxes.

However, the problem that players coming into the Premier League face is the expectation and a lack of time to settle in the league.

A player like Erling Haaland has proved an anomaly in the league for a number of reasons, but the fact he has settled and scored so many goals so quickly is unheard of.

Osimhen would not be expected to arrive and immediately score 20 goals in a season, but if his performances were not at an expected level during the campaign, then many would question whether he was worth the money.

This is the problem in the Premier League. Many players dream of switching Italy, Spain, Germany or France for the top league in England, but the dream can quickly turn into a nightmare. This is especially true if a player comes with a big price tag and a penchant for scoring, only for them to struggle.

Will he be given the time to really settle in the league? If the forward can carry forward his performances in Italy into the Premier League, then he will likely be a success

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