The Lowdown: Midfield revamp
The Spaniard still has five years remaining on his contract in La Liga, but after an impressive start to the 2022/23 season, is now being heavily linked with a move to Stamford Bridge next year.
The Latest: Zubimendi contact made
Taking to Twitter, Phillips revealed that Chelsea have made contact to sign Zubimendi ahead of a potential move in 2023. He wrote:
“Told Chelsea have registered an interest in Real Sociedad defensive midfielder Martin Zubimendi (23).”
The Verdict: Kante successor?
The Real star is naturally a defensive midfielder, where he’s currently averaging 2.4 aerial wins and 1.6 tackles per league game, though he has also provided three goal contributions this term, showing he can be a threat in the final third too (WhoScored).