Red Star Belgrade striker Richmond Boakye has said he would be “happy” to play under Chelsea manager Antonio Conte again in the future.
The Italian signed the forward at Juventus back in 2012 when the Ghanaian was just a teenager. Now plying his trade in Serbia where his performances have seen him linked with a transfer to Stamford Bridge in recent months, Boakye was asked by TMW about the potential of once again working with Conte:
“There is a lot of talk. Until you sign a contract nothing is true. Conte wanted me and brought me to Juve from Sassuolo. For me, he’s been a great coach and I’ll always thank him. I remember that when I was loaned to Elche because there was no room for me, he called me to chat and [he told me] to remember that I had the qualities. For a 19 year old boy it is a great satisfaction. If he wants me, I’m happy to find him again.”
Ghanasoccernet revealed back in October that Conte had asked his scouting team to watch Boakye after the 24 year old made a blistering start to the season.
So far, the Ghanaian has scored 18 goals in 24 games in all competitions, although he has struggled to make an impact in the group stages of the Europa League with his only goal in five games coming against Cologne in the second group match.
Chelsea are reportedly keen to strengthen their striking options in January with both Boakye and Crystal Palace’s Christian Benteke being the two most heavily linked with a switch to the Blues.