In the modern world of football, the transfer season lasts year-round. While the literal transfers of players take place in the summer and winter windows, rumors, speculation and even concrete agreements can happen any time.
As per British and Italian media, Eintracht Frankfurt have entered talks with Chelsea for Ike Ugbo.
The 22-year-old has been subject to interest from various European clubs.
The England international’s contract at Chelsea is set to expire at the end of the 2021/22 campaign.
The 22-year-old has been touted as one of the brightest young prospects in England. Ugbo has represented England at Under-17 and Under-20 level, winning 20 caps and scoring 7 goals.
The forward has just 14 months remaining on his contract and Chelsea may consider a deal in this transfer window to avoid losing him for nothing next summer.
Ike Ugbo will be high in demand this summer, with him having enjoyed a sublime season for Cercle Brugge this term.
Frankfurt are looking to sign a forward and have identified the 22-year-old as potential transfer target. They have built a reputation for recruiting young talent from within Europe, predominantly targeting those with sell-on value and immense potential.
The German club will have funds to spend in the market and it will be interesting to see how they approach the summer transfer window.
Ike Ugbo has the talent to play many roles in attack. There is no doubt that Ugbo will take Frankfurt’s attack to a different level.
According to the report, “Eintracht Frankfurt are in talks with Chelsea for Ike Ugbo. The striker is currently shining on-loan in Belgium with Cercle Brugge, where he has scored 16 goals in 33 games. And his form has brought him to the attention of clubs across Europe, including AS Monaco and Fulham. However, transfer expert Fabrizio Romano reports Eintracht Frankfurt have jumped to the front of the queue chasing Ugbo’s signature. Talks have now opened up between the two clubs about a permanent deal for the young striker.”
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Eintracht Frankfurt will have to come up with the right proposal to convince Ugbo to join the club.
Chelsea are preparing to sell their forward should they receive a right offer for him.
Ike Ugbo ideal fit for Eintracht Frankfurt?
If Ike Ugbo is available for the right price, then he could be a clever acquisition for Frankfurt.
It is smart from the club to invest in younger players, rather than splashing out big money on experienced players with no resale value.
Stylistically, he would be a great fit in Frankfurt.
It will be interesting to see if Eintracht Frankfurt make their move for the 22-year-old in the coming weeks.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.