With various ins and outs reportedly happening this summer at Chelsea, a new name has been circulating around the media. Flamengo midfielder Gerson is a player that the club are looking to pursue and are hopeful of signing in the upcoming transfer window.
According to Fox News via The Sun, Chelsea have been impressed by what they have seen of the midfielder, although they are not the only club interested as Borussia Dortmund are also keeping tabs on the player with his valuation set at around £30m.
For this to come to fruition, an overhaul might be needed at Stamford Bridge but it seems like that might be happening as well, with The Sun reporting that N’Golo Kante and Jorginho could be on their way out to fund Kai Havertz.
If they are able to use some of the funds that might be available if they sell Kante and Jorginho, then Gerson could be an ideal type of midfielder to be drafted into the squad. In his last full season in 2018/19, he played for Fiorentina in Serie A, where he managed 36 appearances and picked up three goals and three assists; and then moved to Brazilian side Flamengo, where he has played 27 times in the league, scoring twice and picking up three assists, per Transfermarkt.
As a central midfielder his job could well be to break up opposition attacks, similar to Kante and Jorginho, and manager Frank Lampard will need to replace them if they do go, so Gerson could be the ideal addition. The 23-year-old has also featured for Brazil’s under-20 team on 10 occasions so there is no doubt that he has potential, given his international recognition.
He might not be a priority signing for Chelsea but it is a good transfer target for the club to have if they need to reinforce their midfield options depending on the futures of Kante and Jorginho.
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