With Chelsea now being free to spend some money, you’d have thought fans would be excited about every possible incoming. However, Lille’s Boubakary Soumare isn’t having that impact, and plenty of fans are dead against bringing him to the Premier League despite both them and Manchester United having held talks, according to Sky Sports.
The 20-year-old Frenchman is a defensive midfielder and has made 18 appearances in Ligue 1 this season, as well as six showings in the Champions League where he’s been rated 6.93/10 by WhoScored. He’s broken into the first team this year after only making five starts last season and he’s rated at £19.8m on Transfermarkt.
A decision is not expected to be made on his future until after Lille play Paris Saint Germain on January 26, but many Chelsea fans are already certain they don’t want the club to sign him. It seems they fully expect him to flop if he does join, with a couple of supporters quick to compare him to Tiemoue Bakayoko.
Boubakary Soumare is set to decide between signing for Manchester United or Chelsea before the transfer window ends.
United and Chelsea have held talks over the player but no decision is expected to be made before Lille play Paris-Saint-Germain on January 26.
– Sky Sports pic.twitter.com/ciTjDW1PAK
— Simon Phillips (@SiPhillipsSport) 16 January 2020
You can see some of their reactions to the tweet below:
— Frankie (@aiverson33hk) 16 January 2020
We’ve too many quality midfielders already! The club really needs to prioritise a CB LB and CF!
— The Lion’s Shed 🏴 (@TheLionsShed) 16 January 2020
Is that young Bakayoko?… we need quality signings or just don’t pay average players
— Hakim Hussein (@HakimShariif) 16 January 2020
Jorginho Kante Kovacic Mount Barkley and we want Soumare? No chance
— Ergin (@Ergin62665357) 16 January 2020
— Eden Stone (@HazaStone10) 16 January 2020
— Grande Cojones (@OboiLondon) 16 January 2020
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