Jesus Corona’s agent has revealed Chelsea are in talks with the FC Porto winger over a potential summer move to the Premier League.
As reported by The Sun, Chelsea are eyeing a summer move for Jesus Corona, the player’s agent, Matias Bunge, has revealed. The FC Porto star is believed to have been identified as a potential target for Frank Lampard as he looks to bolster his attacking options next season.
“At some point, we talked to them [Chelsea]. I cannot say if he’s option A, B or C, now they are rather rumours,” Matias told Medio Tiempo.
The agent’s words suggest that Corona is indeed open towards a summer switch as he looks to take the next step in his career. The Mexican international has already come a long way since his €10 million move to FC Porto back in 2015, having notably made over a 200 competitive matches in all competitions.
During his time at Porto, Corona has scored 26 goals while providing 51 assists. He has also won 42 caps for the Mexican national team, scoring seven goals. Hence, the winger already has a vast amount of experience at the highest level of football that should be useful for an otherwise inexperienced Chelsea attack.
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Willian is currently the most experienced attacker playing for the Blues. However, the Brazilian is set to exit Stamford Bridge at the end of the season and has been linked with a move to Chelsea’s direct rivals Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur.
In addition, players like Christian Pulisic and Callum Hudson-Odoi have not been able to live up to their full potential so far in their respective Chelsea careers. As a result, Lampard is in desperate need of offensive reinforcements in the wide attacking department. So, there is no wonder why the Englishman is now eyeing a move for Corona.
As iterated earlier, the ex-Monterrey starlet is one of the most experienced footballers in North America. His attacking style, which revolves around dynamism and pace, should also tune in well with Lampard’s lucid offensive approach that generally requires aggression and speed, potentially making Corona a smart tactical fit at Chelsea.
At the same time, however, the Blues must be aware of the fact that the player is yet to play in any of Europe’s top five leagues. Although players coming from the Portuguese league to the Premier League have done well in recent history, it doesn’t guarantee that Corona will find it easy to integrate to the high-paced nature of football in England.
Therefore, there is a substantial amount of risk involved in Chelsea’s reported pursuit of Corona. And it will be interesting to see whether or not Lampard does push for the transfer of the FC Porto forward this summer.