Mikel Obi Set to Act as Osimhen’s ‘Agent’, Predicts Napoli Star’s Next Career Move Amidst Chelsea and PSG Interest

Super Eagles legend John Obi Mikel has revealed he wants Osimhen to move to one club and one club only

Former Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel has humorously declared himself as Victor Osimhen’s ‘agent’, with a keen interest in steering the Napoli striker towards a move to the Blues.

Despite Osimhen’s recent contract renewal with Napoli, the prolific forward is widely expected to make a significant move, with a host of Premier League giants and Paris Saint-Germain vying for his signature.

The Race for Osimhen

The departure of Kylian Mbappe from PSG to Real Madrid has left a gaping hole in the French club’s attack, positioning Osimhen as one of their prime targets to fill the void. Paris Saint-Germain’s financial prowess makes them a formidable contender in the race for Osimhen’s services. However, the allure of the Premier League and Chelsea, in particular, presents an equally compelling proposition for the Nigerian striker.

Mikel, speaking to journalist Ben Jacobs at Web Summit Qatar, shared his aspirations for Osimhen, emphasizing the striker’s affection for Chelsea and his desire to follow in the footsteps of Nigerian legends like Victor Moses and Celestine Babayaro who have donned the Chelsea jersey. “I’m trying to get him to Chelsea so I’ve got 20 per cent of that deal, let’s hope it works out,” Mikel joked, highlighting his active role in persuading Osimhen to consider a future at Stamford Bridge.

London’s appeal as a vibrant city, coupled with Chelsea’s storied history and ambition, makes it an attractive destination for Osimhen. Despite interest from other Premier League powerhouses and PSG, Mikel remains optimistic about Chelsea’s chances, persistently nudging Osimhen towards the decision.

Chelsea’s Striking Dilemma

The pressing need for a prolific striker at Chelsea has been evident, with the team’s struggle for goals highlighted in their recent Carabao Cup final loss to Liverpool.

Mikel asserts that Osimhen, known for his goal-scoring prowess rather than intricate link-up play, could be the solution Chelsea desperately needs. “He’s not the most skillful player, but he guarantees goals,” Mikel observed, drawing parallels with Erling Haaland’s impact through his remarkable goal-scoring record.

A Potential Chelsea Legend in the Making

Mikel’s advocacy for Osimhen’s move to Chelsea is not just about filling the current strategic gap but also about the long-term legacy Osimhen could establish at the club. With a track record of scoring and a hunger for success, Osimhen has the potential to etch his name among Chelsea’s all-time greats, should he decide to make the switch.

As the transfer window drama unfolds, Mikel’s unique role in this saga adds an intriguing layer to the already compelling narrative of Osimhen’s future. Whether Osimhen will heed Mikel’s advice and opt for Chelsea, or choose the riches and ambitions of PSG, remains a highly anticipated decision in the football world.


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