Mourinho: Yoshinori Muto Interest Is for Commercial Reasons

Chelsea Manager Jose Mourinho has acknowledged that the Blues interest in Yoshinori Muto is actually for commercial reasons.

Chelsea has signed a five year contract of €55million with the Japanese tyre company Yokohama Rubber Company, which is the second highest sponsorship deal in the Premier League history.Transfer

The Manager of FC Tokyo, Naoki Ogane confirmed in a press conference earlier in this week that the Blues have sent a formal offer for the Japanese International. The Tokyo club also confirmed that the negotiation is going for a bid of around £4million.

Jose Mourinho has opened his mouth on Yoshinori Muto transfer in the Friday press conference. According to him, the negotiation is going on this deal because the motive of spreading out the Chelsea brand in Asia. The club doesn’t think about how the 22-year-old can contribute to the team.

The Blues boss has said that “That is modern football. It is modern management. In modern management you cannot close the door to a bit of commercial interests.”

“Chelsea will never sign a player who isn’t good enough to play for the club, but we will also always look at Financial Fair Play.”

“In modern football and football is a business, you have to think about the financial situation, especially a club like Chelsea that wants always to be under the rules of Financial Fair Play.”

“But we are a football club, we want to win matches and trophies, but we don’t get players if we don’t believe the player is a good player that plays for FC Tokyo.”

In an answer to the question about how much he knows about Muto. Mourinho answered, “I know a little, yes. I don’t think it’s nice for me to speak about a player that plays for FC Tokyo.

He doesn’t want to hear about any Chelsea players from other’s club managers. This kind of discussion is always making him unhappy.

“If the FC Tokyo coach speaks about my players I wouldn’t be happy”

Before this in a press conference with Sports Nippon Ogane confirmed that “It is a formal offer with conditions. They want acquire him n this summer.”

A lot of European teams show interest on this Japan international. He seemed very excited about this transfer but he controlled his emotion before the press. He Said, “I have not decided yet at all. It is an honour for me to receive this offer from a great club.”

Muto is an exciting young player who found the net for 13 times for his club in the J-League last season and he has scored three goals in five matches so far.


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