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.
Faustino Anjorin is in!— FC Lokomotiv Moscow (@fclokomotiv_eng) September 2, 2021
✅ Lokomotiv has loaned a 19-year-old attacking midfielder Tino Anjorin
Enjoy the red-green family, Tino! pic.twitter.com/O97ztbnl9H
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.