Despite the transfer window now being closed there will still be plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers, so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, Chelsea appear favourites for Heung-Min Son.
The report claims the South Korean international is all but certain to leave Hamburg at the end of the season and Chelsea are keen to use their relationship with former director of football Frank Arnesen – who now works with Hamburg – and their partnership with the German outfit in order to steal a march on their rivals and land the talented youngster.
Son has become one of the most highly-rated forward’s in Germany this season after putting in some eye-catching display’s in the Bundesliga, and he’s already notched 9 goals in his 22 appearances so far this campaign.
The Metro claims the likes of Arsenal, Liverpool, Tottenham and Manchester United have all been scouting the 20-year-old over the last year but it appears the Blues are now regarded as favourites with Roman Abramovich’s aid Michael Emenalo understood to be urging the club to secure a deal as soon as possible and has stressed the importance Son’s signing could be in growing their commercial profile in Asia.
The newspaper believes that despite being the current champions of Europe, Chelsea are aware they don’t have the same profile in Asia as teams like Man Utd, Arsenal or Liverpool and are keen to exploit the lucrative market in the coming years, and believe signing one of Asia’s rising stars would help their cause considerably.
While the Blues may be able to sell a few more shirts in the Far East if they sign Son, it’s worth remembering they would also be acquiring an extremely talented footballer. He’s a tall, versatile attacker who can play anywhere across the front-line as well as in the attacking midfield positions so would give Chelsea plenty of options in the final third.
At just 20, he has plenty of time to develop further and would be a great asset if they do manage to lure him to west London at the end of the season.
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