English Premier League (EPL) giants Chelsea, managed by former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino, are targeting a Japanese supernova.
Chelsea, which is in the midst of a “hunt” for top prospects around the world, is targeting Japan U-20 national team forward Keisuke Goto (18-Jubilo Iwata).
The British newspaper “Daily Mail” reported on Nov. 18 (KST) that Chelsea has entered the race to sign the 1.90-meter striker.
Goto, who has been compared to Tottenham striker Harry Kane for his height, ability to play deep in the penalty box, and footwork, has been linked to West Ham, Ajax, Feyenoord, and Sevilla.
Goto was set to play in this year’s FIFA U-20 World Cup in Argentina, but was forced to withdraw due to injury just before the tournament.
While Chelsea lost the opportunity to see what Goto looks like on the international stage, they have already identified his potential through their scouting system, reports the Daily Mail.
Goto made his debut for Iwata in February, scoring his first goal in the opening game of the J2 League against Faziano Okayama. So far, he has scored five goals in 17 appearances.
“With the Japanese national team doing well at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and the success of Brighton’s Kaoru Mitoma, European clubs are turning their attention to Japan,” the Daily Mail said.온라인카지노
Chelsea signed Brazilian Santos winger Angelo, 18, for £15 million last month and immediately sent him on loan to Strasbourg in France.
Meanwhile, Japan Olympic team goalkeeper Aya Suzuki (20-Urawa), who is 1.90 meters tall, is attracting interest from United. On June 6, Japan’s Sporunichi reported that the Red Devils have set a transfer fee of £5 million to sign Suzuki.