With it being heavily reported that Chelsea want to offload some players in the summer transfer window, some of Europe’s best teams have been circling and Italian giants Juventus are willing to offer the Blues a forward in a swap deal for Jorginho.
Earlier this month, the current Serie A champions were prepared to offer Chelsea their pick of three stars in return for the midfielder.
This type of deal could be a good idea but not with the players mentioned, as they are in completely different positions – Costa is a tenacious winger who loves to take on opposition defences, highlighted by his 1.7 successful dribbles per game, via WhoScored.
Meanwhile, Jorginho is a centre midfielder who works on breaking up opposition attacks and is a great shield for his defence, as supported by his averages of 2.2 tackles and interceptions per game this season.
It would not make sense to exchange two differently-styled players, while incoming Chelsea signing Hakim Ziyech has outperformed Costa massively this season as he has managed six goals and 12 assists compared to the Brazilian’s return of zero goals three assists.
The Blues should keep the good defensive midfielder they have and utilise their new signing Ziyech instead of looking towards Douglas Costa as an option.
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