Chelsea bid for Japanese star

Chelsea bid for Japanese star

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Japanese star Yoshinori Muto

FC Tokyo chairman Naoki Ogane confirmed that Chelsea mad a £4m bid for their striker Yoshinori Muto.

Ogane stated: “It is true that  Chelsea sent us an offer for Muto: it is a formal offer with conditions. They want to acquire him in the summer

Muto is 22 and last year was named J League’s Best XI as he scored 13 goals in 33 appearances in his debut season.

In the current campaign, that started last month, he’s still impressing since he already netted 3 goal in 4 matches.

Chelsea closed a £18m-per-year sponsorship deal with Japanese company Yokohama last month and signing Muto would strengthen the club’s hold in the market.

The players himself declared about his next destination:

“I have not decided yet at all, it is an honour for me to receive this offer from a great club”.