Chelsea are hoping to secure the signature of Hamburger SV defender Josha Vagnoman this summer. According to recent reports, the Blues are in hot pursuit of the German teenager’s services and could make an offer for him in this summer transfer period. However, they are not the only ones trying to sign the Bundesliga starlet, with Arsenal and Everton also keeping tabs on his progress at the Volksparkstadion.
Some sources are claiming that the West London outfit will face a three-way battle with fellow English clubs on the hunt for Vagnoman’s signature in the summer. The German wonderkid can be considered as one of the most promising young talents in European football after he made his Bundesliga debut against Bayern Munich at the mere age of 17 years and three months — the second youngest player in history to feature in the top tier of German football.
Vagnoman had played in every match for the German national team in their Under-17 World Cup campaign last year and his rapid rise in recent months has not gone unnoticed. It is understood that Chelsea are monitoring his progress and are eager to recruit him as they look to build for a bigger and brighter future at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues only managed to grind out a fifth-place finish in the English top-flight last season which will see them miss out on UEFA Champions League football in the upcoming campaign. They are in need to bring in some top quality players in this summer transfer window who can help them bridge the gap to the Premier League‘s Top 4 next season.
The addition of Vagnoman will definitely bolster Chelsea’s defensive options in the future but for now, the German youngster needs to gain first-team experience regularly in order to take his game to the next level in the years to come. The Bundesliga starlet is extremely versatile and can operate in a number of different positions across the pitch. Vagnoman primarily plays as a left-back but can also be deployed on a more advanced role down the left wing or in the right-back position which makes him a perfect fit for the West London side.
At 17, the Hannover talent still has a lot of time to develop his game and fulfil his true potential at the top level. It remains to be seen what lies ahead in the future of Vagnoman and whether he ends up making a switch to the Premier League this summer.