John Mikel Obi Vow To Make Napoli £148M Striker, Victor Osimhen Join Chelsea At All Cost Despite Manchester United’s Interest
I Will Make Sure You Join Chelsea Next Season – Mikel Obi Tells Osimhen.
“I don’t have a favourite Premier League team but I have two jerseys: Chelsea and Man United. Many friends of mine are Chelsea fans, [a] few are Man Utd fans.”
“[The] Premier League is the most appreciated league by every African player – it’s a huge league.”
The cost of Osimhen might be a concern for United
While it looks that the attacker would be eager to move to Old Trafford, there is still a significant impediment that might prevent such a move from taking place.
Napoli are apparently wanting €170 million (£148 million) for Osimhen, which would almost quadruple United’s existing transfer record if they were willing to pay it.
The forward’s contract status gives interested teams optimism
Osimhen’s current contract ends at the end of next season, so while Napoli will not be forced to sell him in January, things may be different in the summer.
Unless he signs a contract extension, the 24-year-old’s value might plummet dramatically over the following 6 to 8 months.
At the present, it is not thought that Osimhen and Napoli are close to reaching a deal, which would put teams like Manchester United and Chelsea on high alert.
Of course, just because a player says he wants to join a Premier League team does not imply it will happen.
Real Madrid is also rumoured to be looking for a striker, and if they fail to acquire Kylian Mbappe, a bid for Osimhen cannot be ruled out. The Nigerian’s services are sure to be in high demand.