John Mikel Obi, a former Chelsea midfielder, has voiced optimism that Victor Osimhen will join the London-based team during the upcoming transfer window. The former Nigerian international supported the Napoli striker’s Premier League success. Osimhen, he claimed, is the kind of striker that Premier League teams like.
“I think he [Victor Osimhen] does slot seamlessly into the Premier League. He got the tools to be a success in England,” Mikel said in the latest episode of The Obi One podcast.
“When I look back at him a few years ago, I would say ‘no.’ But now watching him last season and 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.
“I hope you come to Chelsea. But from noises that I hear, he is a big United. But I hope he comes to Chelsea really.”