Mexican winger Jurgen Damm has caught the attentions of Chelsea scouts in recent months, one year after having a trial at Manchester United.
The Red Devils had scouts in the Latin American country following the success with Mexican international striker Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez, and former boss Sir Alex Ferguson was keen to have a closer look.
He reportedly impressed during his week-long trial at Man United, but as a result of administrative problems, he returned to Mexico before switching from second division side Estudiantes Tecos to recent Mexican championship runners-up Pachuca.
The 21-year-old has gone on to become one of the most exciting youngsters in the Mexican League, and he has been tipped to make a move to Europe in the future.
According to the Mexican press, he could move as early as this summer as Chelsea are reportedly interested in the star.
Pachuca vice-president Andres Fassi has confirmed the Blues’ interest, before telling the press that there are scheduled talks between the clubs this Thursday.
“Yes, Chelsea are the team interested, but we have to see the magnitude of their interest. We don’t want to get ahead of ourselves and express unrelated situations, we should wait and see. For us, he enters our sporting project, we want him to stay.” He said, quoted by Mexican press Mediotiempo.
“There is a scheduled approach, this Thursday Chelsea correspondents will arrive to Mexico and we will have a chat with them.”
Should Jurgen Damm make a move to Stamford Bridge, he would become the second Mexican player ever after Ulises Davila to adorn the Chelsea shirt.
Striker Davila joined the West London outfit in the summer of 2011, making the move from Chivas Guadalajara only one year after Manchester United poached Javier Hernandez from the same club.