Chelsea may have an issue affording the salary of Napoli striker Victor Osimhen, according to the Daily Mail.
The Blues have a wage structure in place that is heavily incentivised by performances and participation in certain competitions. With Osimhen also attracting interest from Saudi Arabia, the forward may want a bigger basic salary than the London club are willing to offer. However, fans on X have called for the owners to push the boat out in order to secure the player’s signature:
Idc about wage structure. Just sign him
— Waѕiyullah Budye (@WasiyullahB) September 27, 2023
I don’t care, just make it happen
— USHA ⭐⭐ (@AndeJiga) September 27, 2023
You can make an exception for the star boy!
— Ibrahim Amao عبدالرحمن (@websuperstar) September 27, 2023
But I am sure they will be able to get around that by getting him on a 16 year contract.
— Shukla-G (@Shuks80) September 27, 2023
Pls adjust anything to sign Osihmen..
— Kelvin🖤 (@Kelviin_77) September 27, 2023
Take the wage structure down….give him a blank check
— Big Dan 🌍 (@CFC_bigdan) September 27, 2023
Change the wage structure for him!!!!
— Samuel Oparaji (@classic_samzy) September 27, 2023
Osimhen could solve Chelsea’s goalscoring problems
The Nigerian international scored 31 goals in all competitions last season. When you consider the Blues scored just 38 in total, you can clearly see how his arrival at Stamford Bridge could help fix the issues that the club have been having in attack.
Despite a huge amount of investment, Chelsea’s problems in front of goal have continued this campaign under the management of Mauricio Pochettino, having scored just 5 times in 6 fixtures so far.
Napoli won’t let the player leave without a fight
Despite the forward being unsettled at Napoli, following a controversial video on the club’s TikTok account, he still has more than 2 years left on his contract at the Serie A champions.
It means the Italian club can still hold out for a sizeable transfer fee and the Mail report that Osimhen’s current asking price is an eye-watering £150m.