Chelsea player's father confirms talks over his son's January transfer
Chelsea winger Tino Anjorin’s father and agent, Sheriff, has confirmed the ongoing negotiations with Southampton over his son’s potential January move.
The 20-year-old made an early return to Chelsea in November after sustaining a metatarsal injury during a training session at loan club Lokomotiv Moscow.
The recovery seems to go well, but instead of continuing his loan spell in Russia, he is on the verge of joining Southampton, as his father and agent confirmed.
“Talks are ongoing, in a few days you will know everything,” the father told Russian outlet RB Sport when asked about the transfer rumours.
“There are no other comments.”
As it stands, Southampton will have to sign Anjorin on a permanent transfer since they already have a Chelsea loanee in their squad in Armando Broja.
Chelsea had reportedly inserted a £17million option to buy in the previous loan deal with Lokomotiv, and according to Goal, they could accept a similar price for the player.
It remains unclear whether any deal could materialise this month, however, but Goal added that Southampton will be back in the summer for the Chelsea academy graduate.
In the meantime, Chelsea will unlikely send Anjorin on loan to a Championship club, with several clubs reportedly already making enquiries about Anjorin’s status.
Goal also mentioned that Thomas Tuchel is an admirer of Anjorin, who was seen as “the best in his generation” but cannot guarantee the young winger any first-team minutes.
Given the competition for attacking spots at Chelsea, it was never going to be easy for Anjorin to break into the first team.