Report: Club set to sign ‘strong’ 19-year-old Chelsea talent on permanent deal, medical today
Russian club Lokomotiv Moscow are reportedly set to sign Chelsea talent Tino Anjorin on a permanent basis.
According to The Sun, the Blues are prepared to let another one of their academy graduates depart this summer.
It is understood that Anjorin may complete a move to Moscow before the transfer deadline shuts tomorrow.
The report explains that the deal is set to be worth around £18million, however, Chelsea are asking for a £25million buy-back clause.
In addition, the 19-year-old has been undergoing a medical today in London.
Anjorin, who signed at Chelsea with the Under-9s age group, may be set to depart Cobham after a decade.
The attacking midfielder has been around the first-team squad, making five senior appearances at Stamford Bridge. Thomas Tuchel described him as “strong”, “confident” and “creative” earlier this month.
It looks like he’ll be pursuing first-team action elsewhere, though.
Tino Anjorin deal looks brilliant with £25m clause
It’s unclear on how long Chelsea’s buy-back clause on Anjorin lasts for, but if it’s for a few years then this piece of transfer business looks superb from the club.
There is no doubt the Englishman is a rising talent with a lot of potential, which is why it’s understandable if people want him to stay in West London.
However, £18million for someone with very little experience must be too good to resist.
He looks physically ready to play senior football and it’s going to be intriguing to see how he copes in Russia.
Unfortunately, his chances of playing much this season at the Bridge are slim.
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