Osimhen is not technically good - Mikel Obi

Osimhen is not technically good - Mikel Obi

Ayoola Kelechi 16:13 - 07.04.2023

Super Eagles legend Mikel Obi believes that Osimhen would fit perfectly at Manchester United despite the deficiency in his game

Former Super Eagles star John Mikel Obi has said he believes compatriot Victor Osimhen would be a good fit for Manchester United as he is ready to make the step-up to the Premier League, but noted a flaw in Osimhen’s current ability.

The former Chelsea midfielder was speaking on the Dubaieye radio station when he was asked to assess Osimhen’s readiness to move to the Premier League, perhaps with the Red Devils, or Mikel’s Old club, Chelsea.

Mikel, who played in the English top flight for 11 years with the Blues, was of the opinion that Osimhen had matured into a superb player who is guaranteed to get goals, as he has shown this season already.

Mikel praises Osimhen’s quality, but pinpoints flaw

Mikel was quick to not Osimhen’s impressive performances this season and also suggested that the Super Eagles Striker could be on the move to the Premier League this summer.

Speaking on the radio program, Mikel said, “When you look at Victor Osimhen, he is doing really well for Napoli, he’s playing really well. He’s going to be on the market in the summer, I think Man United are going to go for him, definitely.

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Mikel, however, in his honest assessment, pointed out a flaw, noting that Osimhen was not a technically gifted player, although he was still of the belief that the Napoli forward was someone that every club would love to have.

When asked if Osimhen would be good in the Premier League, Mikel Said, “We spoke about him before. He is doing well for me. I think Victor scores goals, that’s what he does, he scores goals. Is he very technically good? Not as much, but he will get you goals for sure.

‘Osimhen would be the icing on the cake for Manchester United’ - Mikel Obi

Mikel was also asked if he thought Osimhen would fit at Manchester United with the likes of Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes, and Mikel responded positively, saying, “I think so, I think he would be the perfect fit for them.

“He would be the finished article for this United team, who play some really good football now.

“They are back playing the way Manchester United should play, but they are missing that out-and-out-striker. If they could be able to go for him [Victor] and they could be able to get him, I think he would be the icing on the cake for them.”

Mikel also extolled Osimhen’s Character, saying that the Super Eagles player was also a good person in addition to being a good footballer.

When asked about Osimhen’s personality, Mikel said, “[He is a] good boy, lovely boy, very respectful, down to earth, humble. I didn’t get to play with him in the national team for such a long time, but the period that I got to play with him, he was a really nice guy.”

Osimhen hs scored 25 goals in 29 games in all competitions this season, and could be set for a blockbuster summer move so he will be happy to hear a respected member of the football community giving him props.

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