J-league side FC Tokyo have confirmed the news of a £4million bid from Chelsea for the Japanese striker Yoshinori Muto.
It is believed that Chelsea have scouted the player on multiple occasions last year and submitted an official bid now to sign him before their Pre-season tour.
FC Tokyo’s president Naoki Ogane confirmed the news of a Chelsea bid by saying : “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,”
According to Sky, Ogane is putting no extra pressure on Muto to stay in Japan. Ogane has confirmed that club will not stand in Muto’s way of joining Chelsea if he decides to do so. Muto will decide his future at the end of current J-league season.
Muto, who has scored 3 times in 4 games this season and was named in J-league’s best XI last season with 13 goals. Muto is aware of Chelsea’s interest in signing and feels really honoured to have received a bid from the current premier League leaders.
Muto spoke with the Japanese media and said: “I have not decided yet at all. It is an honour for me to receive this offer from a great club,”
Muto,22 has already represented his country on 11 occasions is regarded one of the finest players to have come from Japan. If Muto does join Chelsea he will join the likes of Maya Yoshida (Southampton) and Shinji Kagawa (Manchster United) to have played in the Premier League.
Quotes Credits: Sky