Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern were greeted by news of a familiar name when they entered the bar today, as it seems the Blues will finally complete a move.
The 26-year-old has struggled for game-time in La Liga since moving to the club in a £17.5m deal from Monaco last summer and has made just 11 appearances for Valencia this season, which he’s understandably not happy about.
With Chelsea looking to bolster their defensive ranks, particularly with John Terry set to leave the club upon the expiration of his contract, Abdennour has returned to the plans as the African star wouldn’t command a vast transfer fee.
However, the lack of European football could be decisive in the player’s decision and Chelsea will have to compete with Italian duo AC Milan and Juventus for the star’s signature.
Our landlord feels Abdennour won’t be fussed though and will instead choose Chelsea, providing a timely boost.
Chelsea fans, is Abdennour the defender you should be pursuing? Let us know in the comments below!