Mexican assist king in talks with Chelsea, agent confirms

Date published: Friday 29th May 2020 9:52 - Jonny Whitfield

The agent of Porto winger Jesus Corona has confirmed that he and his client have held talks initial talks over a move to Chelsea.

Previous reports indicated that Blues scouts are looking at Jesus Corona as an option that would tick plenty of boxes.

The 27-year-old Mexican, who has played 42 times for his country, can play as a winger or wing-back and has provided an impressive 17 assists in 41 games for Porto this season, scoring twice.

Speaking to Medio Tiempo, Matias Bunge said that while discussions with the West London club had taken place, there was no indication of where Chelsea see him on their list of target.

“At some point we talked to them [Chelsea],” the agent said. “I cannot say if he’s option A, B or C, now they are rather rumours.

“We’ll have to wait a bit for this to continue moving forward and for the leagues to begin again, and from there see what the next movements will be because the market is a little bit stopped.

“He has two years left on his contract. He did awaken a lot of interest for his participation in this particular tournament [Primiera Liga], which has been outstanding and at a high level.

“But now with the current situation of the virus everything has slowed down a bit, now the signings are in quarantine.”

Corona has impressed most from right-back this season – scoring one goal and assisting 10 others – and overall he has been directly involved in 77 goals in 211 appearances for Porto since joining in 2015.

The 27-year-old began his career with Monterrey in his native Mexico, before moving to FC Twente in 2013 and then further across Western Europe two years later.

In other news, Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly completed a deal to sign Porto’s Alex Telles, who is said to be on Chelsea’s radar.

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