Arsen Zakharyan to Chelsea in the transfer window 2023? The Blues continue to pursue midfielder Arsen Zakharyan despite great difficulties and barriers. The 19-year-old midfielder is considered one of the brightest potentials in the world. The player has also reaffirmed his desire to join The Blues as soon as possible.
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Zakharyan ‘I want to go’ to Chelsea
The rumor related to Arsen Zakharyan Chelsea has broken out these days. The Blues has targeted midfielder Zakharyan from Dinamo Moscow club since the last transfer. Both reached an agreement to sign a contract with a transfer fee of 12.6 million pounds.
However, Chelsea’s plan fell apart when UEFA and FIFA issued regulations restricting the purchase and sale of Russian players. According to the Evening Standard, the Blues do not give up on their goals. They still persisted in pursuing Arsen. In a recent interview, the midfielder confirmed that his agent has received an offer from The Blues to bring him to Stamford Bridge when the transfer window opens in January 2023.
“I have directly said my position is that I want to join Chelsea.”
“I know that other clubs are interested in me, I am proud of that but I want to go to Chelsea.”
Arsen Zakharyan is quite a versatile midfielder. He can play well as a winger or sometimes in central midfield. He is probably a long-term investment for the English club, as it is difficult to count on a 19-year-old midfielder to improve their attack immediately.
The talented midfielder is currently playing in Russia, that’s why not many people notice him like other young stars in Europe. However, the 19-year-old is considered one of Russia’s brightest young prospects at the moment. His agent, Pavel Andreev, also confirmed on Russia’s RB Sport that the football club is approaching their client.
Besides, Arsen wishes to convert his nationality from Russia to Armenia. However, the Armenian Football Federation rejected the 19-year-old midfielder’s intention. So, there is still no official announcement related to Arsen Zakharyan to Chelsea rumor. We have to wait!
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How good is Zakharyan?
Zakharyan is an attacking midfielder but can also play on both sides. Arsen made his Dynamo Moscow debut in November 2020, when he was just 17 years old. Since then, he has won the club’s Player of the Year award for two consecutive seasons and has been capped four times for Russia.
Although young, the midfielder has 4 times for the Russian national team. This season, Zakharyan has made 8 appearances for Dynamo Moscow in the Russian Premier League. He contributed 1 goal and 2 assists in 608 minutes of play.
On September 1, 2021, in a 0-0 draw with Croatia in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers, he became the second youngest player in history to play for Russia at the age of 18 years, 3 months, and 5 days, only after goalkeeper Igor Akinfeiev.
Goal removed the Russian footballer from its list of the 50 best young footballers in the world because he is a Russian citizen. And with what is being shown, Zakharyan is considered a new star in Russia football.
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Chelsea spent heavily in the summer transfer window. The London team brought in Aubameyang, Sterling, Cucurella, Fofana and Koulibaly. They are the biggest spender in the Premier League this summer. However, the war in Ukraine & Russia is having a big impact on the transfer window. So we do not know exactly whether Zakharyan to Chelsea or not. To update more transfer news of the teams, follow Transfer In Football now!