Former Chelsea midfielder John Mikel Obi says he hopes Victor Osimhen will join the Blues after Naples despite the fact that his countryman is a Manchester United fan.
Osimhen has always dreamt of playing in the Premier League and the recent events in Naples are clearly indicating that he is not destined to last longer in Italy.
Speaking on the 24-year old, Mikel Obi who spent eleven years (2006-2017) of his career at Chelsea lauded him for his abilities and said he is sure that the Super Eagle can succeed in England.
“I hope you come to Chelsea. But from the noises that I hear, he is a big United. But I hope he comes to Chelsea really”, he said on The Obi One Podcast.
“I think he [Victor Osimhen] does slot seamlessly into the Premier League. He got the tools to be a success in England.
“When I look back at him a few years ago, I would say ‘no.’ But now watching him last season and watching him this season, I would say definitely.
“He would come into the Premier League, and he would slot right in. He would get you goals, he would run behind defenders, and he would stretch the team. And I think this is what probably when you look at a lot of the teams now in the Premier League, that’s what they’re looking for.
“A striker who can run. Who wants to run behind the defenders because then it helps your team. Doesn’t it? He stretches the defenders, the game becomes open, and then you can create chances. And I think that’s what Victor [Osimhen] would definitely give you.