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Official: Lokomotiv Moscow sign Tino Anjorin on loan from Chelsea

Farewell ... for now?

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Chelsea youngster Tino Anjorin has joined Lokomotiv Moscow on a season-long loan today (their transfer window is open until early next week), with a confirmed buy-option.

The 19-year-old has been pursued by the Russian Premier League side a while now, as he evidently caught the eye of the legendary Ralf Rangnick, who’s currently serving as the team’s director of football.

The latest reports leading up to the transfer were split on whether it would be a loan or a transfer, and it sounds like it may be a bit of both: Lokomotiv have a buy-option set at £17m, which they apparently will activate as long as Anjorin performs well, but that buy-option also includes a buy-back provision for Chelsea at twice the price (£34m).

So that’s a pretty decent arrangement for the latest member of our BuybackArmy, even if it always hurts a bit when a highly talented youngster leaves the club.

Good luck, Tino! You’re going to be great.