Chelsea fans here in the Tavern are hoping for a big summer this time around as the club look to get back on track after a poor Premier League season last time out.
The Blues and manager Antonio Conte struggled to regain their form of the previous title winning year, and a poor January window compounded what was a poor season on the whole, despite adding the FA Cup to the cabinet come the season end.
Our landlord thinks that the club need to go out and spent some big money, and one player he thinks is a must sign is Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke.
Valued at a massive £63m by Transfermarkt, the influential midfielder has been a standout player for Los Rojos Blancos over the past few seasons, and he is already forming a key part of the Spain squad in Russia this summer.
Tenacious in the middle but still classy on the ball, Koke notched six goals last season and set up a further seven, and he would certainly be a welcomed addition to the squad at Stamford Bridge.
While Atletico will be determined to keep one of their star men, Koke could well see a change of scenery as the ideal sort of next step for his career. Chelsea are a huge club, and Koke would slot in nicely alongside an already talented squad at the Bridge.
Chelsea fans, what do you think? Good signing? Let us know!
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