Pat Nevin urges Mykhailo Mudryk sale to fund Victor Osimhen transfer | Football


Victor Osimhen is a top target for Chelsea (Picture: Getty)

Pat Nevin has urged Chelsea to go after Napoli’s Victor Osimhen to end their striker woes and suggested the Blues consider selling Mykhailo Mudryk to fund the deal.

A convincing 2-1 defeat to Manchester United left Mauricio Pochettino’s side slumped in tenth place and already a mammoth 11 points of the top four.

Despite his big-money move in the summer, Nicolas Jackson has struggled to be a reliable source of goals up front.

The Colombian has just six league goals this season, with three of them coming in the same game against a nine-man Tottenham.

The Blues’ next best goalscorers are Cole Palmer and Raheem Sterling – both with five – and for Pat Nevin, it’s a clear sign that the club needs to go back into the market in the summer.

‘Chelsea have bought some of the best strikers in history over the last decade or two, and it often hasn’t worked,’ the ex-Chelsea player told BestGamblingSites.

‘Strikers are always top-dollar, and Chelsea have already spent a fortune on players who weren’t always worth the fee. They’ll have to spend even more to get a top-quality striker in. 

Mykhaylo Mudryk has struggled since his Chelsea move (Picture: Getty)

‘I thought Victor Osimhen was the man a few years ago, and I still think he is. I’d imagine he’s the one Chelsea will go for.’

Osimhen has notched up six goals in ten Serie A games this season having guided Napoli to their first Serie A title since 1990 last campaign.

Reports have suggested that the Nigerian will command a hefty price tag and Nevin believes it would be worth considering the sale of Mudryk to fund the deal after the Ukrainian’s underwhelming performances since joining last January.

‘Chelsea have cashed in on Mason Mount, Mateo Kovacic, and others before, and they can do it again. It’s just business. It may not be for the fans, but it certainly is for the owners,’ he added.

‘A lot of teams would be interested in Mudryk! I’m not saying Chelsea should get rid of him, but Chelsea will have to sell someone if they want to get a striker as good as Osimhen in the door.

‘I didn’t like seeing Mason Mount go, and I’m sure the club didn’t either, but that sale made financial sense. I’m sure similar calculations will be going on.’


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