The recruitment war surrounding the 20-year-old supernova striker is hot.
Spanish media ‘Pichahes’ reported on the 6th (Korean time), “Chelsea, West Ham and Fulham are fiercely competing to sign Ellie Wahi (20, Montpellier).”안전놀이터
Wahi is currently considered one of the best prospect strikers. He stood out with 10 goals in the 21/22 season and proved his potential by scoring 19 goals last season.
Love calls poured in on his explosive rise. Chelsea want to strengthen the front line side by side this summer. West Ham and Fulham were mentioned as candidates for the next destination.
Chelsea, in particular, are actively moving. Chelsea not only say goodbye to Kai Havertz and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, but also need to sign a striker because Romelu Lukaku’s future is unclear.
It is not that there were no recruitment attempts. Previously, Chelsea proposed a transfer fee of 27.5 million euros (approximately 38.6 billion won) for the signing of Wahi, but was reportedly rejected.
Montpellier is in a position that it will not give up Wahi easily. According to this report, Montpellier wants to keep the best prospect in the team, which is contracted until 2025, as much as possible.
Negotiations are not closed. The media said, “Montpellier is waiting for proposals from other clubs while setting Wahi’s transfer fee at 40 million euros (approximately 57.5 billion won).”
If the transfer is successful, it will record the highest transfer fee revenue in Montpellier’s history. Currently, Montpellier’s highest transfer fee revenue is 16 million euros (approximately 23 billion won), recorded when Nordi Mukiele left for Leipzig in 2018.