Osimhen advised not to join Chelsea in January

Former Chelsea goalkeeper, Shaka Hislop has advised Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen to prioritize a move to either Barcelona or Real Madrid over a potential switch to the Blues.

Osimhen has been linked with a transfer to Chelsea in the January transfer window. This follows an awry situation at the Serie A club which has worsened in recent weeks.

Speaking on ESPN FC, Hislop said there are teams which will be better suited for the Nigeria international when he is ready to leave.

He said; “If I’m Victor Osimhen and the exit door is open in January, right now, I’m not sure Chelsea is the club I want to go to.

“Right now, you look around world football and there are a number of clubs who are in desperate need of a striker.

“If you continue looking at English football, Manchester United have Højlund but Osimhen is in a different category.

“There are a number of clubs that you absolutely can go to and not just if you’re looking at English football, never mind Chelsea. There are a number of clubs in a better position that you can go to.

“If you start to look further afield we can talk Real Madrid. Lewandowski is there at Barcelona and I don’t see him moving for another couple of seasons.

“He is quickly closing in on 35 but this January coming might be a little too soon for him. Again I think there are a number of suitors better positioned than Chelsea and Osimhen is a highly-sought after talent, so while Chelsea may have the money and Chelsea may be willing to pay him more than most, I’m not sure that is a good fit right now for Victor Osimhem.”