Report: Chelsea's player's agent met with PL club yesterday to discuss a potential move away
The father turned agent of Chelsea talent Tino Anjorin reportedly had a meeting with Southampton on Thursday to mull over a possible move for his son.
According to HampshireLive, Sheriff Anjorin held one-to-one talks with the Saints’ hierarchy to discuss the terms of a potential transfer to help progress Anjorin’s career.
Anjorin searching for answers
The 20-year-old has stalled slightly after being sent on loan to Lokomotiv Moscow last summer.
He only played nine times for the Russian side before returning to Cobham for treatment on a fractured ankle.
Before that, the attacking midfielder had only played a handful of senior games for Chelsea, just one of those arriving under Thomas Tuchel.
Tuchel did manage to get a look at the academy graduate during pre-season, but decided his efforts were best spent elsewhere.
The pair have been reunited sooner than either probably expected, now the player is back in South West London.
However, their meeting might be short-lived, depending if Southampton can get this deal over the line.
Southampton juggling with Chelsea’s players
It was reported by football.london, on the same day papa Anjorin travelled to Staplewood, that a transaction for junior Anjorin was being pursued by the south coast club.
However, HampshireLive noted a few difficulties standing between Ralph Hasenhuttl and pinching a third youngster from Chelsea this season.
Hasenhuttl has already acquired Tino Livramento on a permanent basis, something his employers are also trying to achieve with Armando Broja.
It is Broja’s current loan status that is preventing Anjorin from joining Southampton on loan, due to Premier League rules dictating teams can only borrow one player from a rival at one time.
However, if the Albanian striker agrees on a long-term allegiance to St. Mary’s, Anjorin will be free to join his fellow youth star.
Will Anjorin be able to move?
Of course, there are a lot of moving parts for this to happen, with not long left to do it.
Chelsea might scupper these plans completely by fending off interest for Broja and bringing him back on board over the summer.
Surely for everyone’s best interest, the striker should be allowed to leave, simultaneously giving Anjorin a stab at the big time.
But the Blues do like to serve themselves first before focusing on others, so this one could really go right down to the wire.