The Chelsea fans here in the Transfer Tavern are already looking ahead to next season and hope for a much better time of things on that front. Indeed, the punters propping up our bar have been disappointed with the manner in which Antonio Conte has defended his Premier League title and our west London locals are expecting big changes this summer.
Obviously, many of the Blues in our bar are calling for big name signings to arrive at Stamford Bridge in a few months time, though that isn’t the way Chelsea operate so much these days. With Roman Abramovich cutting down on huge money additions somewhat, it seems the Stamford faithful will have to be a bit smarter with their signings.
With that in mind, perhaps a move for West Ham star Arthur Masuaku would be a good way to go. The 24-year-old has proven to be a hugely important figure in claret and blue this season, impressing in the left-wing back role under David Moyes and standing out in a fairly disjointed team all year.
Wonderfully skilfull, though mobile enough to get up and down the flank, the 24-year-old would provide both cover and competition in equal measure for Marcos Alonso, something Chelsea have struggled with this season. While the Blues do boast other options in that area, full-backs have become one of the most important aspects of modern day teams, so strengthening in that area even further should be a major priority over in SW6.
It may be a step up for Masuaku, though he’s proven his class in difficult circumstances over in east London and Chelsea could certainly do with the help on their left-hand side. Valued at just £6.3m by Transfermarkt, he could even prove to be one of their best signings in years should they make a move.
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