From Drogba To Osimhen: A New Hope For Chelsea’s Striker Woes
According to Emmanuel Petit, Victor Osimhen has the potential to be the player to finally put an end to Chelsea’s long-standing “striker’s curse”. As a result, the London club has been advised to consider pursuing a transfer deal for the Nigerian forward, who is currently playing for Napoli in Italy.
Chelsea’s struggles in the central striker position have been well-documented and they are rumored to be eyeing Osimhen due to his impressive performances at Napoli, which have garnered attention from other clubs as well.
Victor Osimhen, the Nigerian international, has been a standout performer for the current Serie A leaders this season, scoring an impressive 21 goals across all competitions. As a result, top European clubs have started showing interest in the 24-year-old striker.
Emmanuel Petit believes that Chelsea should be one of the clubs vying for Osimhen’s signature, considering his status as a proven No. 9 who shares similar traits with Chelsea’s legendary striker, Didier Drogba.
In an interview with Premier League Odds, former Chelsea midfielder Emmanuel Petit shared his thoughts on the potential transfer of Victor Osimhen to the London club. According to Petit, Chelsea should prioritize signing Osimhen over other potential targets like Marcus Thuram.
Petit also acknowledged the “striker’s curse” at Chelsea but expressed confidence that Osimhen has the ability to break it. Petit has been following Osimhen’s career since the striker’s time at Lille and has been impressed with his performances since joining Napoli in Italy.
Petit highlighted Osimhen’s physicality, clinical finishing, and confidence in his ability as key attributes that make him a promising player for Chelsea. Petit even drew comparisons between Osimhen and Chelsea legend Didier Drogba, suggesting that Osimhen possesses similar qualities to the former Blues striker.
In addition to the transfer advice regarding Victor Osimhen, Emmanuel Petit has also advised Chelsea to secure a new contract for Mason Mount, who has been linked with a move to Liverpool. Petit emphasized the importance of keeping Mount, who he believes has been a remarkable player for Chelsea and has developed into a brilliant midfielder with an impressive record of goals and assists.
Despite the ongoing discussions surrounding Mount’s future, Petit urged Chelsea not to make any hasty decisions and highlighted the player’s value to the fans, particularly as one of the few remaining English players in the squad. According to Petit, selling Mount would be a foolish move for Chelsea, and the midfielder should remain with the club.
Despite already spending a significant sum of £600 million ($725m) on new players over the last two transfer windows, Chelsea is still expected to make further additions to their squad in the upcoming summer transfer window.
One position that is believed to be a priority for the London club is that of a central striker, as Chelsea has struggled to find consistent goal-scoring form this season. As a result, the club is expected to prioritize the signing of a proven striker to bolster their attacking options.