Marco Asensio Aleksandr Golovin
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Twitter went absolutely mental for Chelsea target Aleksandr Golovin following his superb performance against Spain at the World Cup.

Golovin played 120 minutes against La Roja. He covered 16km in the game, which is more than any player has managed in the tournament so far.

There can’t have been a lot of life left in his legs when the penalty shootout came around. He didn’t shy away from taking responsibility, though, firing low and hard past Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea.

Goal reported last week that Chelsea were close to striking a deal to sign Golovin from CSKA Moscow. We’re thought to have leapfrogged Juventus in the race to sign the Russian.

Though we have the likes of Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Mason Mount coming through, Golovin is a once in a generation player for a country like Russian. Considering we’re owned by a Russian, our pursuit of the 22-year-old come as no surprise.

His stock is on the rise, and football fans on Twitter absolutely adored his performance against Spain on Sunday afternoon. Have a look at how they reacted.

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