Chelsea is seriously considering the possibility of luring Ahmed Musa’s teammate and CSKA Moscow star midfielder Aleksandr Golovin to Stamford Bridge this summer, with the deal believed to have gotten the approval of Roman Abramovich according to report in the British media.
The Russian international Aleksandr Golovin is very popular among Arsenal fans and speculations are rife that Arsenal has been monitoring the star and would also want to have him at the Emirates stadium this summer.
The 21-year-old Russian midfielder joined CSKA Moscow from home club Metallurg Novokuznetsk in the summer of 2012 and he was handed his debut on the 14th March 2015 in a game against FC Mordovia Saransk in the Russian Cup.
Aleksandr Golovin has been very impressive for CSKA Moscow this season and he has been pivotal to their pursuit of the Russian Premier League title in the current campaign.
The Russian football faithful have already dubbed him as the biggest talent from Russia after Andrey Arshavin and so much expectation has already been laid on his young shoulder as the former Soviet Union territory prepare to host the World Cup in June.
CSKA Moscow’s Aleksandr Golovin remains an Arsenal transfer target, with Arsene Wenger refusing to rule out a summer move for the Russian.
Arsenal is currently short in the midfield department but Arsene Wenger is hoping to sign a player with a style of play similar to Santi Cazorla and Golovin looks like a perfect fit for that role.
The Gunners have been linked with several midfielders but Aleksandr Golovin is a prime target for the side. The 21-year-old wouldn’t command a huge fee and has the potential to grow into a key player for the Gunners.
Golovin was born in the south-western Siberian town Kaltan and spent his early years playing futsal.
He joined Metallurg Novokuznetsk in 2009 and played for a little over three years in their youth ranks before moving to CSKA in 2012 as a 16-year-old.
Then CSKA Moscow was involved in the Uefa Youth League during the 2013/14 campaign and it was a tournament that afforded the young Golovin opportunity to display his skills to a much wider audience.
He played six times in the competition for CSKA Moscow and ended with two goals, against Manchester City and Bayern Munich, and two assists. The following campaign would see Golovin break into the CSKA Moscow first team.
CSKA Moscow has reportedly placed a £10m price tag on Aleksandr Golovin but given the current market, that is certainly chicken fee and not going to scare off any club.
That kind of price tag makes Golovin an even more attractive proposition for interested clubs like Chelsea and Arsenal and if he fails to realise his potential, the clubs wouldn’t take a huge financial loss.