Chelsea still seems to have money to spend regardless of Financial Fair Play (FFP).
‘Football Insider’, a British internet media outlet specializing in soccer, reported some interesting news on the 30th (Korean time). Chelsea is starting to move to recruit Victor Osimhen (Napoli).
Chelsea continued to show interest in Osimhen during last summer’s transfer market. At the time, Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis insisted on a no-sale policy, saying that he would never allow Osimhen to be transferred, along with Hvica Kvarachelia.
Chelsea, Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus, and other wealthy clubs are all keeping their eyes on Osimhen. This is a team that all have in common that they need to strengthen their strikers.
Interestingly, Al Hilal, who is influential in investing in Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund (PIF), flirted with Osimhen. He set out to collect stars, saying he could easily afford the transfer fee of 173 million pounds (about 290 billion won) set by Naples.
Napoli, embarrassed, tried to calm their minds by saying they would seek to renew Osimhen’s contract. Exquisitely, the atmosphere fluctuated after he missed a penalty kick against Bologna in the 5th round of the 2023-24 Italian Serie A on the 25th, resulting in a 0-0 draw.
On the 27th, the Naples club posted a photo of Osimhen’s body with a coconut on the club’s social networking service (SNS) account. A post containing racist content was posted, ‘I am a coconut.’ They even added the words ‘Please give me a penalty kick’ on Osimhen’s game. It’s like mocking one’s skills.
The angry Osimen side predicted a strong response, saying it would take legal action. Napoli explained in an official club statement on the 29th, “We never intended to ridicule Osimhen. Light and playful expressions are often used on social media,” and that it was not meant to belittle or make fun of.
Osimhen contributed as the top scorer to Napoli’s first league title in 33 years last season. Kim Min-jae (Bayern Munich), who contributed in defense, transferred, but his image of protecting Naples also gained favor with fans. Everywhere in Naples, Osimhen was revered at the same level as Diego Maradona.
However, the lack of an apology in Napoli’s explanation added fuel to the anger of Osimhen, who was already irritated with the club. As he showed a lack of skill with coach Rudy Garcia in the tactical aspect, the difficulty of participating in the game was increasing.
The media said, ‘If Osimhen leaves Naples, Chelsea is the best team. He is a striker who will give Chelsea a turnaround in its current ranking (14th). ‘Chelsea is also keeping an eye on the growing possibility of him leaving Naples.’
Of course, there are practical problems as well. There is a possibility of FFP violation. There are still too many players signed over the past season and a half. There are many cases where the value of a player is overestimated and the player is not utilized properly, and there are many injuries.
For this reason, it is analyzed that there will be more room to recruit Osimhen when the summer transfer market opens in July rather than the winter transfer window in January next year. However, it is said that there is a possibility that Osimhen may dream of leaving the winter transfer market while his feelings are clearly hurt at Naples.카지노
In order to recruit Osimhen, some of the offensive line needs to be reorganized. Some are weighing the possibility of Mihailo Mudrik being loaned or transferred. The ransom price is too high for reliable traffic control. In an environment where it is difficult to score a goal, reinforcing strikers is a necessary condition. Coach Mauricio Pochettino is known to have conveyed his opinion to the club’s management that they need to make a quick selection if they can recruit Osimhen.
Osimhen has scored 4 goals in 6 league games and is approaching his record of 26 goals in 32 games last season. Napoli is in 5th place with 11 points.