Osimhen will replace Drogba at Chelsea — Ex-Arsenal star Sheyi Adebayor

Osimhen will replace Drogba at Chelsea — Ex-Arsenal star Sheyi Adebayor

Ifeanyi Ufomadu 10:48 - 09.01.2024

Former Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor has tipped Victor Osimhen to replace Didier Drogba at Chelsea.

Osimhen has been hot property for the last 6 months, after leading Napoli to their first Scudetto in over 30 years and picking up the Serie A Golden Boot in the process. 

The Super Eagles striker has been linked to a host of clubs in the English Premier League, with Chelsea looking like front-runners at this stage.

Napoli's Victor Osimhen had a stellar 2023 but was not included in the FIFPRO XI
Napoli's Victor Osimhen had a stellar 2023 || Imago

With a reported €120 million release clause inserted in his new contract, he is widely expected to move in the summer.

Adebayor tips Osimhen for Chelsea move

 “He has the right attitude, mentality, and determination to excel in England,” Adebayor told BBC Sport Africa. 

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“I’m praying for him to move to the Premier League and show what he’s capable of. The Premier League is the toughest and best [league] in the world. 

“Osimhen has shown and done it already in Italy, I think it is the right time for him to move to England and replace his idol Drogba and do beautiful things. He has all it takes to make a name and write a great chapter in England like Drogba.”

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