The ex-Nigeria international backed the Napoli striker to succeed in the Premier League.
He said Osimhen is the type of striker Premier League clubs want.
“I think he [Victor Osimhen] does slot seamlessly into the Premier League. He got the tools to be a success in England,” Mikel said in the latest episode of The Obi One podcast.
“When I look back at him a few years ago, I would say ‘no.’ But now watching him last season and watching him this season, I would say definitely.
“He would come into the Premier League and he would slot right in. He would get you goals, he would run behind defenders, he would stretch the team. And I think this is what probably when you look at a lot of the teams now in Premier League, that’s what they’re looking for. A striker who can run. Who wants to run behind the defenders because then it helps your team. Doesn’t it? He stretches the defenders, the game becomes open and then you can create chances. And I think that’s what Victor [Osimhen] would definitely give you.
“I hope you come to Chelsea. But from noises that I hear, he is a big United. But I hope he comes to Chelsea really.”