Despite the transfer window being closed, there is always transfer gossip doing the rounds in the papers and we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest news during the coming months. Today, Chelsea and Tottenham are linked with Pedro Obiang.
Chelsea and Tottenham have both sent scouts to watch highly-rated Sampdoria midfielder Pedro Obiang, according to the Daily Mail.
The 20-year-old has been attracting interest from throughout Europe after some fine displays at the heart of Sampdoria’s midfield, with the London duo among the clubs sending scouts to run-the-rule over the Spanish-born ace.
Obiang’s agent, Jose Miguel Gonzalez, has confirmed clubs from England, Spain and Italy have all been tracking his client and while he’s excited about their interest, Gonzalez insists the player is only focused on playing for Sampdoria and will assess his future nearer the end of the season.
‘We know that several Italian, English and Spanish clubs are following him, but Pedro is a mature guy and is thinking only about Sampdoria.
‘We are excited about the interest of other clubs, there are many rumours, but we have not spoken to anyone.
‘It’s early to talk about the market, Pedro works with humility and wants to help the team to climb up the table. Among February and April we will see what happens.
‘Samp is the team which have focused on him and we will always be grateful to them.’
Gonzalez is quoted as saying in the Daily Mail
Obiang moved to Sampdoria from Atletico Madrid in 2008 and may be persuaded to return to the country of his birth rather than move to England if he does leave Serie A in the summer.
The highly-rated midfielder has represented Spain at under 17 and under 19 level but is yet to earn his first senior cap for the World and European champions.