Chelsea link with 21-year-old striker as Didier Drogba’s replacement

Didier Drogba’s replacement has been found to be a 21-year-old striker who is currently playing in the French league. He was linked with Chelsea and Tottenham.

Lille forward Victor Osimhen was named as the fifth most valuable player in Ligue 1, according to the CIES Football Observatory’s biannual transfer value list .

The 21-year-old has been valued at €64.3million – or £57million – by the report, with Houssem Aouar, Neymar, Marquinhos and Kylian Mbappe the only France-based players worth more.

Former Wolfsburg man Osimhen, who has scored 18 times since joining Lille from Charleroi last summer, has been linked with both Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur after his breakthrough season.

However, he is set to join Napoli this summer, with the Italian side set to clinch his signature for even more money than he was valued at by CIES.

Napoli are in fact set to complete a deal in the region of €81million for the striker, which equates to around £73.4million

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