Chelsea have been unable to find a clear-cut top striker since Didier Drogba. They may have found a solution recently.
“Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino is eyeing two strikers in the January winter transfer window,” The Sun reported on Sunday (Feb. 2).
One of them is Napoli striker Victor Osimhen, who has been the center of attention across Europe. Osimhen has scored 64 goals in 104 games for Napoli. Last season, he led the Italian Serie A with 26 goals. Along with Kim Min-jae (Bayern Munich), he was part of Napoli’s first league title in 33 years.
Osimhen stayed with the club despite many offers this summer, but things have changed recently. Napoli posted a mocking video on their official channel with a racist message after Osimhen missed a penalty kick.
Understandably, Osimhen was furious. Napoli apologized, but the insincere message only fueled his anger.바카라
The incident increased his chances of leaving the club. Real Madrid, FC Barcelona and Chelsea are all interested in him.
Chelsea are in need of a top-flight striker like Osimhen. After Drogba, Fernando Torres, Romelu Lukaku, and Timo Werner have all tried out for the Chelsea top spot, but none of them have been able to overcome the stigma. The Blues are hoping that Osimhen can break their top striker jinx.
Osimhen is not the only candidate. Brentford striker Ivan Toney is also being targeted. Tone scored 20 goals in the English Premier League (EPL) last season.