France goalkeeper likens Nigerian star linked with Chelsea to Didier Drogba

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Lille striker Victor Osimhen has impressed for the French club and has been linked with a summer move to Chelsea, as the Blues seek to sign a striker during the summer.

France goalkeeper Nicolas Penneteau and Osimhen were team-mates at Sporting Charleroi until the Nigerian player moved to join German club Wolfsburg on loan in 2018.

Osimhen left a remarkable record at Charleroi where he netted 19 goals in his 34 appearances, and Penneteau has likened the striker to Chelsea legend Didier Drogba.

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“I’m sure he’s going to be a phenomenon,” the 39-year-old said about the Nigerian striker.

“I’d compare him to Didier Drogba. He really makes me think of him. He has the same profile. He can do everything and he’s phenomenally powerful.”

Osimhen has carried his class form to the Ligue 1 outfit with 18 goals this season in all competitions.

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