• Atlético Madrid rejected Chelsea’s bid for Samu Omorodion
  • The Blues are also in talks with Aston Villa For John Duran

Atlético Madrid turned down a €40 million offer from Chelsea for their young striker, Samu Omorodion. According to renowned journalist Fabrizio Romano, the Spanish club declined the bid, which was up to €40 million including add-ons.

Some Chelsea fans are puzzled by the club’s interest in Omorodion and Jhon Duran instead of established stars like Victor Osimhen or Viktor Gyokeres.

Why Chelsea Want To Sign Samu Omorodion or John Duran
Why Chelsea Want To Sign Samu Omorodion or John Duran

Omorodion and Duran offer a different style compared to current Chelsea striker Nicolas Jackson. Both are more physical, fast and aggressive center-forwards. They rank higher for shots taken and in-box actions, contrasting with Jackson’s ball-playing style.

Last season, while on loan at Alavés, Omorodion scored 9 goals in 35 La Liga appearances, averaging 60 minutes per game and one goal every 223 minutes.

Why Chelsea Want To Sign Samu Omorodion or John Duran

Despite not being prolific, his young age of 20 aligns with Chelsea’s investment philosophy. Since 2022, Chelsea’s transfer strategy has been to invest in young, promising talents like Omorodion and Jhon Duran due to their potential and technical profiles.

Owner Todd Boehly has emphasized the club’s focus on young talent.

 “We are not spending the money, we are investing the money. When we are spending, we are investing and those players continue to hold their value. I argue the investments made at Chelsea have held their value.”

Boehly speaks on Chelsea’s transfer strategy in April

Making a €40-50 million investment in Omorodion is a potential long-term gain.

Omorodion’s youth means he could appreciate in value, possibly fetching Chelsea €50 million or more in the next six to seven years.

In contrast, older players like Osimhen (25) and Gyokeres (26) will be past their prime by then, reducing their potential resale value.