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, Pedro Obiang is linked with a move to the Premier League.
Obiang joined Sampdoria from Atletico Madrid in 2008 and has broken into the first team set-up this season, making 12 appearances so far this campaign. He has also represented Spain at under 17 and under 19 level but is yet to earn his first senior cap, which is hardly a surprise given the amount of talent he has to compete with.
The report claims that the 20-year-old is being tracked by Chelsea and Tottenham and now Premier League champions Manchester City appear to have joined the London duo in showing an interest in the midfielder.
The players agent, Jose Miguel Gonzalez, confirmed last month that their is interest in his client from clubs in England, Spain and Italy but insists they are only thinking about his future at Sampdoria for now. Gonzalez is quoted by the Mirror as saying in November:
‘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.’
Obiang is a tall and powerful central midfielder so should have the physical attributes to do well in the Premier League, should he make a move to these shores. But with the Mirror suggesting their is plenty of interest in his services, including from clubs in his homeland Spain, it may prove difficult for the like of Chelsea, Spurs and City to persuade him to move to England.
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