Former Chelsea midfielder and retired Nigeria international, John Obi Mikel has vowed to ensure that he makes his countryman, Victor Osimhen join Chelsea next summer.
Obi Mikel who had the best part of his football career at Chelsea believes that Victor Osimhen is the kind of striker the Blues have been lacking since Didier Drogba left the club.
While speaking with Osimhen on his podcast: Obi One Podcast, the 2012 UEFA Champions League winner said: “Next season, I know you’re gonna come to Chelsea man!
“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 Drogba left the club”.
Obi Mikel is a legend at Chelsea with huge access to the club and the West London side have shown interest in Victor Osimhen, especially in the last summer transfer window. Hence, there is a high chance that he could broker Osimhen’s move from Napoli to the West London side in the forthcoming summer.
However, the process might not be as easy as anticipated because Osimhen, who is said to be a fan of Chelsea before he became a professional footballer, said he doesn’t have a favourite club in the Premier League.
The 24-year-old Nigerian striker who still has until June 30, 2024, before his contract with Napoli expires, however, noted that most of the people who are currently close to him are Chelsea fans.
“I don’t have a favourite PL team but I’ve two jerseys: Chelsea and Man United”, Osimhen told Obi Mikel.
“Many friends of mine are Chelsea fans, few are Man Utd fans”.
“Premier League is the most appreciated league by every African player — it’s a huge league”.