Why Victor Osimhen must say NO to Chelsea to avoid turning into Morata, Jackson

Why Victor Osimhen must say NO to Chelsea to avoid turning into Morata, Jackson

Ifeanyi Ufomadu 16:18 - 27.04.2024

Osimhen is set to leave Napoli this summer but is Chelsea the right club for the Super Eagles star?

Victor Osimhen has been nothing short of phenomenal for Napoli, leading the team to a historic Scudetto win and earning himself a reputation as one of the most feared strikers in the world.

However, with a potential exit looming, fans have been speculating on where the best landing spot could be for the Super Eagles striker.

What Osimhen must snub Chelsea

PSG, Arsenal, Chelsea, and even Liverpool have been linked to the 25-year-old with only a handful of Europe's top clubs able to pay the reported release clause of 130m.

Napoli striker Victor Osimhen (Imago/NurPhoto)
Victor Osimhen
Victor Osimhen in action for Napoli against Frosinone (Imago) Victor Osimhen could hit another Napoli landmark against Frosinone (Imago)

Chelsea have been in the forefront for months and fans are questioning if a move to Stamford Bridge is the best for his career.

Recent history has shown that strikers have struggled to thrive at Chelsea.

Alvaro Morata, Romelu Lukaku, Armando Broja, Tammy Abraham, and Kai Havertz all failed to live up to expectations, and even the hugely talented but goal-shy Nicolas Jackson showed early promise but has fallen into the same pattern.

Alvaro Morata scored 24 goals in two seasons at Stamford Bridge

The Blues have struggled to provide the perfect environment for strikers to flourish, and Osimhen's achievements at Napoli are a testament to what he can accomplish in a team that understands his strengths.

Chelsea not the right environment for Osimhen

Nicolas Jackson is pushed away by Conor Gallagher as Cole Palmer claims the ball to take a penalty during the Premier League match at Stamford Bridge (Paul Terry/Sportimage)

At Napoli, Osimhen has benefited from having an elite creator like Khvicha Kvaratskhelia alongside him. The Georgian winger has provided Osimhen with countless opportunities to score, and their partnership was instrumental in Napoli's success.

However, no one at Chelsea can create at a similar level, and Osimhen would likely find himself isolated and struggling to make an impact.

Furthermore, Chelsea are in a period of uncertainty, with Mauricio Pochettino's future unknown and a squad in flux, the last thing Osimhen needs is to get caught up in a team struggling to find its identity.

A move to PSG, on the other hand, would be a much more attractive proposition. With Kylian Mbappe potentially leaving the club, Osimhen would have the opportunity to replace him and lead the line for one of the biggest clubs in the world, and a team playing in the UEFA Champions League.

The Nigerian would be better off avoiding the Chelsea rollercoaster and bad vibes for the good of his career.

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