Mikel Obi tells Osimhen

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Former Chelsea midfielder, John Mikel Obi has told Napoli striker Osimhen that the Blues are crying out for someone like him to join the club since their former striker Didier Drogba left the club many years ago.

Mikel Obi also told Osimhen that he would be the agent to broker the deal that would see him switch Napoli for Chelsea next season.

“Next season, I know you are gonna come to Chelsea man,” Mikel Obi told Osimhen on Obionepodcast.

“I am telling you, I’m gonna be the agent to broker that deal”.

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“I’m gonna make sure that happens. We are crying out for someone like you — since Drogba left the club”.

Osimhen’s current contract with Napoli will expire in 2025.

The Super Eagles attacker is currently recuperating from a hamstring injury.

The 24-year-old has scored six goals in 10 appearances across all competitions for Napoli this season.

Also, during the 2023 Summer transfer window, Victor Osimhen was on the radar of many European teams like Manchester United, Chelsea, Bayern Munich.

Napoli striker Victor Osimhen, has revealed the difficulty he faced in turning down a substantial offer from Saudi Arabia during the summer transfer window, Soccernet.ng reports.

Earlier, Soccernet reported that Saudi Arabia Pro League side, Al Hilal, made a lucrative €200 million bid to Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis to lure the Nigerian forward to the Saudi Pro League.

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Meanwhile, more report revealed that the Super Eagles talisman had agreed a verbal agreement with Al Hilal in moving away from the Diego Maradona Stadium.

Reflecting on the mega offer on the ‘Obi One Podcast’ with John Obi Mikel, Osimhen admitted that while Napoli wanted to keep him, the Saudi offer was hard to refuse.

“What was said is true. I have to be honest, I never thought about leaving last summer because Napoli wanted to keep me, but when the offer came from Saudi Arabia, a huge offer, it was hard to refuse. I spoke to Napoli and decided to stay,” Osimhen said.

“It was crazy, the more I said no, the more they increased the financial offer. It would have changed my life; they never gave up. But I said, no guys, I’m staying.”

Despite the increasing financial incentives, Osimhen, who piqued the interest of several European clubs last season, chose to stay with the Italian club.

He acknowledged that the decision was challenging but emphasized that he wanted to continue playing in Europe.

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