Napoli striker Victor Osimhen receives praise from Carlo Ancelotti ahead of Champions League game against Real Madrid.
Osimhen, who recently returned from a thigh injury, faced doubts about his availability for the match against Real Madrid. Despite playing in the away match, Osimhen was unable to score as Napoli suffered a 4-2 defeat.
Carlo Ancelotti discussed his plans to stop Osimhen in an interview with Sky Italia, acknowledging the Nigerian’s strengths as an attacker.
Osimhen could reportedly leave Napoli in the upcoming transfer window, with Chelsea showing interest in signing the striker.
Chelsea had previously tried to sign Osimhen during the summer transfer window, but the deal fell through, leading the team to sign Nicolas Jackson instead. Chelsea’s poor performance in the Premier League has left Osimhen reportedly interested in joining the club in January.
Former English footballer Glen Johnson believes Osimhen would want to join Chelsea regardless of the situation at Napoli. However, Osimhen’s relationship with Napoli has soured after a controversial video was posted by the club in September.
The video, which seemed to mock Osimhen after he missed a penalty, caused tension between the player and the club, potentially leading to his departure in the upcoming transfer window.