Sergey Chepchugov, a teammate of Golovin’s at CSKA Moscow, posted a message on Instagram congratulating the 22-year-old on his move to a big club. The big club in question is believed to be Chelsea.
The arrival of Golovin, who shone for Russia at this summer’s World Cup hosted by his home nation, would be the second midfield acquisition already of Maurizio Sarri’s short reign at Stamford Bridge.
With Jorginho having signed only a matter of days ago, the addition of Golovin would surely force out at least one other member of the Blues’ current midfield contingent.
Since his arrival at Stamford Bridge from Leicester City in 2017, the Premier League winner has barely gotten any significant game time in the league for the Blues.
At 28-years-old, the midfielder has to be getting regular football if he is to stand any chance of reviving his England dream.
He has already proved himself to be a highly capable top flight midfielder, who would be an asset to the majority of Premier League clubs, outside of the top six. Taking such a slight step down could allow Drinkwater’s career to begin moving forward again.
With Jorginho, Cesc Fabregas, and now potentially Golovin ahead of him in the queue at Stamford Bridge, the time has come for the Englishman to call a premature end to his time at Chelsea.
Transfermarkt value the Manchester United youth product at £18 million. Whilst a figure in that region would be far less than the £35 million investment the Blues made in him last summer, Sarri should see to it that the club cut their losses now.