Osimhen transfer bombshell: Super Eagles star fuels rumour mill

Amid speculation about his future and transfer links with several clubs, Super Eagles forward Victor Osimhen has provided insight into his plans for the upcoming season's end.

With much anticipation and curiosity surrounding his next career move, Osimhen confidently revealed that he has already made a definitive decision regarding his next steps.

His assurance and clarity on the matter shed light on the deliberation and foresight he has put into shaping his future in the world of football.

“I have already made my decision on the next step to do at the end of the season,” he said, as reported by transfer expert Fabrizio Romano.

“I already made up my mind. I already have my plan, I know what I want to do, the next step I want to take.

Is Osimhen set for Chelsea transfer?

The London-based team are known to be admirers of the Napoli striker, who turned heads in Serie A last season.

A couple of days ago, a viral video showed Ivorian legend Didier Drogba and Osimhen embracing and exchanging pleasantries in the tunnel before the AFCON 2024 game between Nigeria and the Ivory Coast, fueling speculation about a possible move to Chelsea.

The brief meeting lacked sufficient audio clarity for us to confirm, but based on the observed body language, there is a strong indication of the possibility.

During a recent interview, Osimhen revealed that during his childhood, he drew inspiration from the legendary Ivorian player.

Victor Osimhen Super Eagles AFCON 2024
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Can clubs meet buyout clause?

Having extended his Napoli contract in December, Osimhen's new contract with Napoli runs out in June 2026 and has a buyout clause of £112 million.

A Premier League move seems destined for the crown jewel in Nigeria's attack, with other clubs like Arsenal and Manchester United also linked with the player's signature.

Will Chelsea and the clubs interested in signing him be willing to meet Napoli's asking price for the Nigerian's services?

Osimhen on AFCON 2024 duties with Nigeria

Osimhen is currently on international duty with the Super Eagles in Ivory Coast in their bid to win their fourth AFCON title.

He has scored one goal in three appearances for his motherland and is his side's key player tasked to restore Nigeria to international glory.

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