Chelsea and Newcastle United are both keen on signing FC Copenhagen’s teenage sensation Roony Bardghji.
Roony Bardghji, 17, is already a regular for FC Copenhagen and has made 14 league appearances so far this season, scoring seven goals. Overall, the teenager has featured in 24 games and has found the back of the net 11 times. He came off the bench and scored the winner in the 87th minute against Manchester United in the Champions League in midweek, helping the Danish giants win 4-3 in dramatic fashion and keeping their hopes of qualifying to the round of 16 alive in the competition.
The Under-21 Sweden international’s recent performances have resulted in a lot of interest from clubs across Europe, including Barcelona, Ajax and Bayern Munich. Scouts of Chelsea and Newcastle among some clubs were reportedly present in the stands of the Parken Stadium to watch Bardghji on Wednesday in the Champions League game against Man United, and the forward certainly didn’t disappoint.
Chelsea, and Newcastle keeping tabs on Roony Bardghji
Chelsea co-owner Todd Boehly wants the best-emerging talents around the world at the club, and despite having splashed over £150m to acquire the future stars, they could be set to accelerate their spending with a move for Roony Bardghji. The 17-year-old forward, one of Europe’s highly-rated talents, is already making waves in the Danish Superlig and the Champions League.
New Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino has a track record of nurturing young talents and could be the driving force behind Bardghji’s pursuit. However, his club could face competition from Premier League rivals Newcastle United, whose fortunes have turned around since the Saudi Arabian takeover in 2022.
The Toon Army have operated smartly in the transfer market since their takeover. Eddie Howe is building a team for the future and wants to actively recruit young players with high potential. Bardghji is someone who could be a top addition to Eddie Howe’s ranks at St James’ Park for now as well as in the long run.
The Swedish youth international, who is predominantly left-footed but loves playing from the right flank, has a contract at Copenhagen until 2025. However, the Danish giants are likely to sell the Kuwaiti-born attacker if an irresistible offer is made.
With top European clubs circling around the teenage sensation, both Chelsea and Newcastle could push for Bardghji’s signature in the January transfer window, and it will be intriguing to see how Copenhagen respond to their approach.
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