Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern have been caught off guard this afternoon, after it was reported that a European giant is plotting a move for a youngster of theirs.
The lads by the bar almost stumbled over the bar stools in disbelief after hearing that young Andreas Christensen has emerged as a target for Barcelona, according to Spanish daily Mundo Deportivo.
The 19-year-old has thoroughly impressed during a two-year loan spell with Borussia Monchengladbach and his versatility, as he can play in defensive midfield or in the centre of defence, is appealing to the Catalan giants.
Barcelona may feel they can hit two birds with one stone, as it’s stated they’re looking to improve both these areas of their squad– although Chelsea will be desperate not to part ways with the talented teenager.
At just 19, the young Dane looks set for a bright future and has been recommended to Barcelona by former player Michael Laudrup, although our landlord feels a Barcelona swoop for this player won’t occur just yet.
Chelsea fans, would losing Christensen be a major blow? Let us know in the comments below!