Chelsea decision to snub Osimhen for 18-goal Bundesliga star could be a mistake

Chelsea decision to snub Osimhen for 18-goal Bundesliga star could be a mistake

Ifeanyi Ufomadu 10:01 - 05.06.2024

Chelsea have reportedly decided to pull out of negotiations for Napoli's Victor Osimhen and we believe that could be the wrong decision.

Chelsea have a new man in town; ex-Leicester City boss Enzo Maresca, and his first order of business, according to the Athletic, was to pull the plug on signing Victor Osimhen, opting for RB Leipzig's Benjamin Sesko instead.

Don't get me wrong, Sesko's a talented young striker, but Osimhen is what the kids call a 'gun-man', an absolute goal-scoring machine!

He's up there with Harry Kane and Erling Haaland as one of the deadliest finishers in the game.

Victor Osimhen helped in the Serie A with his goals.
Victor Osimhen has been incredible since joining Napoli. (Photo Credit: Imago)
RB Leipzig striker Benjamin Sesko has been strongly linked to Chelsea | Getty Images

So, why the hesitation? Apparently, it's down to his price tag, injury history, and playing style. Sounds familiar. Manchester City had similar concerns about Haaland, but look how that turned out.

Will Chelsea regret Osimhen snub?

Osimhen's stats speak for themselves - 17 goals in 32 appearances this season, despite a tough campaign for him and Napoli.

With the right creativity around him, he's capable of bagging 30 goals a season, like he did in 2022-23 when he led Napoli to the title.

If the Nigerian ends up at Arsenal this summer, as rumors suggest, Chelsea and Maresca might be left regretting their decision.

Don't let Sesko's potential blind you, Blues - Osimhen is the man you need to take you back to the top.

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