Chelsea are reportedly close to a deal for Montpellier striker Elye Wahi, but fans are worried by his Wikipedia page.
The London club are in advanced talks to sign the player this summer, according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano.
Romano tweeted: “Chelsea now progressing in talks to sign Elye Wahi – deal close, new round of negotiations planned with Montpellier.”
“Chelsea’s plan includes a loan for Wahi this season, then CFC’s future.”
“Chelsea wants to speed up his transfer next week as there is competition,” the transfer expert wrote further.
However, some Blues supporters may be less supportive of a move after a quick browse of his Wikipedia profile.
One Twitter user posted a screenshot of the Wikipedia page in response to Romano’s update, with the caption: “Looks like a wonderful human being.”
After some information about his club and national career, the site details two details about the events involving Wahi in some controversies.
It says: “In October 2021, a 22-year-old woman filed a legal complaint against Wahi for violence that resulted in disability.”
“She claimed he had punched her in the nose during an evening at L’Entrepot nightclub in Lattes, Herault, on the night of September 12-13.”
The following month, Wahi was allegedly expelled from Caen’s academy, where he spent two years.
“In November 2021, it was revealed by investigative journalist Romain Molina that Wahi had been expelled from Caen’s youth academy for allegedly pressuring high school students to masturbate in front of him in the bathroom.”
On the pitch, Wahi scored 19 goals in Ligue 1 last season, helping Montpellier finish 12th in the league.
While football scouting website Breaking The Lines waxed lyrical about the player’s ability, labeling him a “lethal threat”.