Victor Osimhen has indicated Chelsea are probably one of the teams he has “admired” since a young age, in quotes picked up by All Nigeria Soccer.
It seems that with so much free time on their hands, players are more willing to open up, and the Lille striker freely spoke of his admiration of several unspecified Premier League sides.
“The clubs that want me are really great clubs that I have admired since I was a kid.” the Nigeria international said in response to rumours of Premier League interest in him.
Clearly he’s keeping his options open, and there’s nothing definitive being said about any particular club’s interest. But it’s interesting to observe how open to a move he is at this moment.
Chelsea need an alternative for Tammy Abraham, who did enough this year to earn a shot as our number one option. A player of the calibre of the 21 year old Osimhen would give Tammy great competition without feeling entitled to a place in the team 24/7.
What’s for sure is that if we come calling, this particular talent is ready to join us.