‘Osimhen should avoid Chelsea’

‘Osimhen should avoid Chelsea’
Victor Osimhen celebrates victory during the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations Last 16 match between Nigeria and Cameroon at the Felix Houphouet Boigny Stadium in Abidjan, Cote dIvoire on 27 January 2024 ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix

by Thando Mpembe

Wednesday Jan 31, 2024. 11:00

With Victor Osimhen heavily linked with a move to the Premier League, former Chelsea striker Chris Sutton believes that the Nigerian should avoid joining the Blues.

According to Napoli owner Aurelio De Laurentiis, Osimhen will join Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain or a Premier League club at the end of the season.

As it stands, Chelsea and Arsenal are believed to be the front runners for his signature in England. However, Sutton believes that Arsenal are a better prospect for Osimhen at the moment, given the current state of competitiveness.

“Is he better than what Arsenal have got? Is he better than what Chelsea have got? Absolutely!,” Sutton said on the BBC’s Monday night club, as per the Chelsea Chronicle.

“Do we think that Arsenal are going to push more than Chelsea in the next couple of seasons? Probably, but Chelsea are a bit of a slow burner. They are getting a little bit better than Chelsea. It’s difficult to see how this one will pan out. But Arsenal are getting desperate for a No 9.

“But if he’s (Osimhen) really ambitious at this moment in time, you wouldn’t touch Chelsea ahead of Arsenal.”


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