Chelsea FC target Victor Osimhen revealed his desire to be like Chelsea great Didier Drogba, which could give Todd Boehly and Graham Potter an advantage in the upcoming tough transfer battle.
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Victor Osimhen appears to be at the center of a massive transfer battle this summer, with several European giants vying for the star striker’s signature.
While many European superpowers vie for the star striker’s signature, Victor Osimhen is set to be at the center of a titanic transfer struggle this summer.
The Napoli striker has been hailed as the answer to Chelsea‘s goal-scoring woes, therefore the Blues have been eager to go to the head of the expensively assembled line.
The Napoli attacker has been hailed as the answer to Chelsea’s goal scoring woes, therefore the Blues have been eager to go to the head of the expensively assembled line.
When pricey signings Romelu Lukaku, Alvaro Morata, and Fernando Torres all failed to live up to expectations, Chelsea has had difficulty ending their’striker curse’ in recent seasons.
Chelsea F.C. target Osimhen has scored 25 different goals in 28 games of both domestic and Champions League competition, which has naturally caught the attention of Europe’s giants.
Despite the tough competition, Todd Boehly and co are hoping to have a massive advantage thanks to a former Blues legend.
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The Nigerian international has now acknowledged he aims to imitate the former Chelsea striker on the international level after previously revealing Didier Drogba was his childhood hero.
When asked if he saw himself as the Didier Drogba of Nigerian football, Osimhen told PSL TV:
“I have huge belief that I have even more to give than I am doing now, and I think it’s a process so I’m really working so hard towards this and to be able to do what Didier Drogba has done for his country and do the same for the Super Eagles.
“And I’m really working so hard, we have a great squad, I think with the help of my teammates I can really be at that level.” The 24-year-old added he is yet to meet his inspiration, but is looking forward to the day he is able to do so.
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“Yeah of course, I’m looking forward to meeting him one day, I haven’t met him yet,” he added. Osimhen previously spoke about how he idolised Drogba, who became one of the most revered African strikers in history, growing up.
“My childhood idol is Didier Drogba,” he told NFF TV. “When I scored against Chelsea. The feeling because I know a lot of my friends that are Chelsea fans and before the game they messaged that they don’t care if Chelsea beat Lille 5-1 or 5-2 as long as I score.
“They wanted me to actualise my dream and that’s one of the best moments in my career.”