Chelsea reportedly looking to sign player who can run the 100 metres in under 11 seconds
Rasmus Hojlund, a Chelsea target, is a sprinter who can run the 100m in sub 11 seconds, according to his manager, Gian Piero Gasperini.
Rasmus Hojlund, who is only 20 years old, is an exciting striker for Atalanta this season.
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Atalanta manager Gasperini has praised Hojlund’s abilities, comparing him to Manchester City’s legendary center-forward Erling Haaland.
Surprisingly, he raved about the youngster’s quickness.
“He has very similar characteristics to (Erling) Haaland, not just his face,” Gasperini told The Athletic.
“He’s so fast, he’s under 11 seconds over 100m and he’s not even trying.” He has a low center of gravity for his height and can move his legs quite quickly.”
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The Daily Mail reported last month that Chelsea is interested in signing Hojlund and has even held preliminary talks with him.
In other news, The Times reports that Hojlund could be available for roughly £40 million this summer, despite renewed interest from Manchester United.
His pace is something that would put Premier League defenses on high alert.
Hojlund had an immediate impression in his debut season at Atalanta, scoring nine goals in 32 games.
Furthermore, the Danish international has five goals in four senior caps for his country.
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It may be too much to expect him to become Chelsea’s immediate solution to their No. 9 dilemma, but as a £40 million transfer target, he appears to be a very appealing possibility.
Chelsea just has to sign a new striker before the start of the next season to address a major issue.
Before starting, we should check what incoming Blues manager Mauricio Pochettino thinks.