Chelsea are set to emulate the Lukaku disaster with another prodigy reportedly keen on leaving this summer, according to Sport Bild (via Sport Witness).
Daishawn Redan, a former product of the illustrious Ajax youth system, only moved to Chelsea two years ago but could be leaving as early as summer after finding notoriously limited opportunities at Stamford Bridge hard to come by.
Once billed by Chelsea’s official website as a ‘versatile forward who can operate on the wide-left or as a number 10’ and someone who ‘developed an incredibly habit for scoring goals’, Redan’s ambitions have now outgrown the confines of youth football.
According to Sport Bild (via Sport Witness) the Netherlands youth international sees ‘no chance’ of making his way in the first-team setup and is setting his sights on a move way from the club.
Borussia Monchengladbach are said to be interested in the player with sporting director Max Eberl keen on strengthening his attacking options next season, but there are a number of admirers from the Premier League also mentioned in the report, including West Ham, Everton and Leicester City.
Everton, who benefited from one of Chelsea’s former castoffs, Romelu Lukaku, whom they signed in 2014 (as per BBC Sport), and scored 87 goals in 166 appearances, will be paying close attention to how the story unfolds.
The Toffees have struggled in the forward position of late. Indeed, their most recent out-and-out striker, Cenk Tosun, has failed miserably to meet the standards of the Premier League and whilst summer recruit Richarlison has done an admirable job, they will be keen on signing a top-quality candidate in the next window to allow him to move back to his natural left-wing spot.
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