Chelsea Transfer News: To prepare for the next season, Chelsea wants to add 24-year-old Napoli attacker Victor Osimhen. They are willing to trade Christian Pulisic in return
Chelsea Transfer News: A report from Calciomercatoweb claims that Chelsea is intent on acquiring the services of Victor Osimhen. This season, the 24-year-old Napoli striker has been on fire. Many top European teams have taken notice of him thanks to his spectacular performances. The Blues are taking steps now to guarantee that the Nigerian international is a member of their team next season. It is expected that the 24-year-old will join the team at Stamford Bridge before the next season begins. The Serie A team signed Osimhen away from LOSC Lille in the summer of 2020. While he’s been a part of the team, he’s flourished. The Nigerian striker has played in 90 games and has contributed to 65 goals.
This season, the 24-year-old striker has been a monster in Serie A. With 19 goals, he has a commanding lead in the hunt for the Serie A Golden Boot. Osimhen has contributed to 28 goals in 28 games this year across all competitions, with 23 of those goals coming directly from his own foot. As a result of his recent hot streak in front of goal, several teams have shown interest in signing him. While Osimhen’s current contract is set to expire in the summer of 2025, he is expected to depart the team the next summer for a substantial fee.
Will the Blues get Osimhen?
And Chelsea is one of the teams that really want to sign the 24-year-old. After the entrance of new co-owner Todd Boehly, the club has spent a lot on recruiting young, promising players from all around Europe. In spite of the speculation surrounding their transfer policy, they will approach the next window prepared to spend big for Osimhen. The Blues are prepared to give Christian Pulisic as well as an astronomical sum of money to get his services. The Blues’ 24-year-old no longer ranks highly in the club’s pecking order. He has logged less than 900 minutes so far this season. Chelsea is willing to include him in a trade for Victor Osimhen.
On the other hand, Chelsea’s offence has been struggling as of late. They need a new centre striker badly and are prepared to pay any price to get Osimhen. Given the level of competition, however, it won’t be an easy assignment. To top it all off, Napoli has the ultimate say in whether or not the 24-year-old Pulisic is included in the deal for their 23-goal scorer.
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