Chelsea has reportedly finalized its first transfer of the summer. Russian playmaker, Aleksandr Golovin, has put to paper according to former CSKA Moscow manager Valery Gazzaev.
Gazzaev is unarguably the most decorated Russian manager, having led CSKA to the UEFA Cup in 2005.
Although he’s been out of the Army club tunnel since 2008, the 62-year-old is still much respected in the Russian game.
“Golovin will decide where the best place for him is,” Gazzaev, who had two spells managing CSKA, told Mir24.
“As far as I know, he’s already signed a contract with Chelsea. I think they’re a good option for him.
“It’s a big responsibility for him, but one that he’s prepared for.”
Golovin is his country’s brightest star at the World Cup. The 22-year-old’s exceptional creative instinct has come to the fore in all his three appearances. Golovin has chipped in with one goal and laced two others for his teammates.
Juventus were alleged to be in the forefront for his services but it appears the Blues have won the battle. Although Chelsea is yet to confirm his arrival, the news will be good news to the faithful.
Golovin, who reportedly cost £27m will give the club option in midfield especially with Cesc Fabregas nearing his final season at Stamford Bridge.