Chelsea have expressed serious interest in FC Copenhagen’s youth sensation Roony Bardghji, who is also a target for Barcelona, Bayern Munich.
A recent report from the Danish news outlet, BT, has offered a detailed update on the future of Roony Bardghji. The FC Copenhagen youngster has emerged as one of the most sought-after prospects in the Danish Superlig and is now a subject of interest for major clubs across Europe.
It appears Chelsea had sent their head of youth recruitment, Jim Fraser, to Copenhagen earlier this month to keep an eye on Bardghji. They intend to sign the youngster for free before loaning him out to FC Copenhagen for a couple of years. As he is under 18 years old, he can fall under the “homegrown” quota, thus making him a valuable target for the English giants.
Chelsea were believed to be interested in the services of Bardghji during his time at Malmo’s youth academy. However, the winger ended up joining the Copenhagen academy last summer, a move that was worked out wonderfully well for the player, who has recently made his Superlig debut, at the age of just 16.
Indeed, Bardghji was recently given his maiden start in the recent league game against Aarhus GF, with the youngster even producing a Man of the Match display in the 1-1 draw. His explosive style of play has attracted admirers from all over Europe, with many keen on getting their hands on the young Swede, who was born in Kuwait and has Syrian heritage.
In addition to Chelsea, Barcelona are also interested in the services of Roony Bardghji. The Catalans are expected to enter the market for quite a few youngsters after the appointment of Xavi, having seen youth talent like Ansu Fati, Gavi, Pedri and Nico Gonzalez succeed at Camp Nou recently.
Speaking of Chelsea, they have lost a few of their academy gems in the summer transfer window, including Lewis Bate, who joined Leeds United. Hence, the addition of a star talent like Roony Bardghji could go a long way in reinforcing their youth department that has already produced a host of quality players in recent years.
Copenhagen, though, have no intention of giving up their talented asset and may offer significant resistance in an effort to keep hold of him for at least a couple of years.