‘Just Sign Him’ ‘Make An Exception’ Fans React As Obstacle Emerges In Chelsea’s Pursuit Of 31 Goal Striker

‘Just Sign Him’ ‘Make An Exception’ Fans React As Obstacle Emerges In Chelsea’s Pursuit Of 31 Goal Striker

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:

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.

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David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.