Our Chelsea fans were hit with the breaking news recently in the Transfer Tavern of a possible bid for one of their favourite players which could turn his head into leaving Stamford Bridge.
PSG’s new boss Thomas Tuchel is reportedly lining up a bid for the midfield star, N’Golo Kante. The hugely popular Frenchman has won back to back titles with Leicester and Chelsea since arriving on these shores during the summer of 2015, earning so many plaudits along the way.
Playing a crucial role in both title-winning campaigns, our punters say it’s no wonder PSG want the defensive midfielder to protect the back line in order for their forwards to go out an express themselves. That’s pretty much his role in all teams and he does it fantastically well, so the likes of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe would surely thrive with him in the team.
It would be some return for a player they only signed just over two year ago for £35m, but our resident glass collector thinks Chelsea may actually consider selling if the right price is met due to the board trying to balance the books in recent times.
Our landlord, however, feels they need a big player to replace Kante if he should leave SW6…
OUR VERDICT – Wilfred Ndidi & Jorginho
The Leicester City holding midfielder would be the perfect type of player to replace Kante, as he has done for the Foxes already. Ndidi loves nothing better than to sit back and let the others do the running around in front of him, much like his mentor.
The Foxes midfielder has certainly stepped into N’Golo Kante’s boots after he’d gone to Chelsea, and in fairness, to him, the player has more than made the role his own despite his young age.
A player of that similar mindset can never be brushed aside, and a holding midfielder may be the difference between winning the league or not. In Jorginho, the Napoli midfielder is a master of the short and simple passing. Last season, he topped the table for short passing accuracy and is a lynchpin of the Serie A side’s title-challenging form through out the season.
Jorginho is happy to sit back and let the ball do the work and, with his range of vision, Chelsea could have another player on their hands that can make easy work for his teammates around him. The Italian is still only 26 and is happy grabbing a goal alongside assisting his team, so would be a wonderful conductor in this side
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