Former Chelsea and Liverpool defender, Glen Johnson is the latest ex-player to advise Victor Osimhen on his career.
The former right-back has warned the red-hot Nigerian star not to make a move to Stamford Bridge this January transfer window.
With his 26 league goals, the Super Eagles striker led Napoli to their first Serie A title since 1990 and won the Capocannoniere award alongside the league’s best striker award.
The former Lille player also scored another six goals in the UEFA Champions League last season as Napoli reached its first quarter-finals.
The 24-year-old clinched the 8th spot, making history as the first Nigerian in the top ten, breaking Nwankwo Kanu’s 11th position record in 1997.
His all-around fantastic performance has made him the topic of transfer speculations and Chelsea could be in the market once again for a striker to fill in what appears to be the void in their lineup.
With Premier League clubs monitoring as talks of a new deal with the Partenopei have stalled since the summer, the former defender advised that the striker should stay off his former team.
Johnson however admitted that despite sparking a bidding war among Europe’s elite clubs during the summer transfer, with a move away from Napoli still in sight, Osimhen could be heading to England.
“Regardless of what’s happening at Napoli, I believe Victor would want to join Chelsea anyway,” he said, per the Sun.
“However, Victor will be kicking himself that this move could happen when Chelsea are currently in transition. Of course, they’re a big team and they’re going to bounce back eventually.
“But as long as Victor is willing to wait 18 months or so for that to happen, then I’m sure he’d still want to sign for them in January. It’s tough for strikers to move to struggling sides and start banging in the goals straight away; that’s difficult for anyone to do.
“For example, if Erling Haaland joined Chelsea in January, he wouldn’t score the same amount of goals he’s scoring now.
“It’s hard to assume that Victor’s going to start banging in goals from day one if the move happens. But I think he will score goals in the Premier League and the league will suit him.”