Napoli striker Victor Osimhen names two Chelsea legends he is inspired by
Published: October 14, 2021
Napoli striker Victor Osimhen names two Chelsea legends he is inspired by
Napoli striker Victor Osimhen has revealed that he is inspired by two Chelsea legends Didier Drogba and John Obi Mikel.

The Nigeria international arrived Napoli in the summer of 2020 from Lille for a fee of 70 million euros, making him the most expensive African-born player in history.

The 2015 U17 World Cup Golden Boot winner also surpassed Hirving Lozano, signed from PSV Eindhoven in exchange for 42 million euros, as the Partenopei's record acquisition. 

Osimhen has made remarkable progress in his career considering that seven years ago he claimed to be selling sachet water in Lagos traffic.

The Napoli number 9 says he always wanted to be a professional footballer and looked up to Drogba and Mikel who won several titles with Chelsea.

In a chat with William Troost-Ekong's YouTube page, Osimhen was asked to share his thoughts on being the most expensive African (born) player.

He replied : "It feels good, it all started like a dream, boyhood dream from the slum.

"Just wanted to become a professional player, inspired by a lot of big legends like Didier Drogba, Odion Ighalo, Mikel Obi, and the rest, and I feel like to be able to achieve this feat, is one of my biggest achievements in life and I'm really grateful to God for that".

Osimhen is back training with Napoli after international commitments with the Super Eagles.

He has tallied nine goals in twelve appearances combined for club and country so far in 2021-2022.

Ifeanyi Emmanuel

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