JOHN OBI MIKEL has offered to “broker” Victor Osimhen’s transfer Chelsea.
The cult hero has put himself forward to help secure the services of his fellow Nigerian.John Obi Mikel has offered to ‘broker’ Victor Osimhen’s move to Chelsea[/caption]
Mikel is willing to step in and push through the deal, though, after speaking to Osimhen on his Obi One podcast.
He told the Napoli striker: “Next season, I know you’re gonna come to Chelsea.
“I’m telling you, I’m gonna be the agent to broker that deal. I’m gonna make sure that happens. We are crying out for someone like you — since Didier Drogba left the club.”
Drogba scored 164 goals in 381 appearances across two spells with Chelsea, winning the Premier League golden boot twice.
He also won 16 major trophies with the club, including the Champions League and four league titles.
Osimhen is a long-term target for a number of Premier League clubs, including Chelsea.
The Blues are understood to be keen to step up their pursuit and have been “increasing pressure” on Napoli to complete a deal.
It is hoped Osimhen can solve the club’s striking woes and replace Nicolas Jackson in attack for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
Osimhen is currently out of contract in 2025 despite firing Napoli to the Serie A title last season as top scorer with 26 league goals.
He has continued his form this term, scoring six goals in eight Serie A matches before a hamstring injury sidelined him in October.