Spanish forward Rodrigo could soon be turning out for the Premier League favourites…
Chelse boss Jose Mourinho is interested in signing Benfica’s Spanish forward Rodrigo, reports Portuguese newspaper A Bola.
The 22-year-old forward has already played in England, turning out for Bolton in 2010 on a loan spell. He only managed one Premier League goal, but has since established himself as a European pedigree striker, bagging 27 in the past two seasons. The Portuguese giants snapped up the attacker from Real Madrid in 2010, and he has complemented their centre-forward Oscar Cardoza well.
Interestingly, Mourinho actually allowed the player to leave the Bernabeu when he was Madrid’s boss, but the player’s stock has increased considerably since.
Rodrigo prefers to play a withdrawn role off a main striker. He can play either in the hole behind a centre-forward, or cutting in from the left on his favoured right-boot.
If he were to join, Rodrigo would compete with Fernando Torres, Demba Ba and Romelu Lukaku for a starting spot at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea take on Hull City on Monday night in their opening game of the Premier League season.