The Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern love seeing young players make it into the Blues first team…
Under Antonio Conte, Chelsea appear to be taking a different direction.
Under previous regimes, like that of Jose Mourinho, the focus would often be upon big, recognisable signings – with players like Nemanja Matic and Diego Costa coming to Stamford Bridge. Now, these players have been fantastic since their arrival – but it has left a few in the Tavern wondering: what if Chelsea had, instead, signed a young player and developed them themselves?
It is, of course, a much longer and more complicated process, but it can prove beneficial for all parties. Chelsea could get a good deal, and a player to serve them for the best part of a decade – and the player will get the opportunity that they so desperately need.
Our landlord thinks that this is the approach that Conte is going to take, as we have seen with the emergence of Nathaniel Chalobah in the Chelsea first team – and he thinks that a few January moves for some of Europe’s finest young talent could pay dividends in a few years time.
With that said, it’s time for Conte to start looking at these 3 boy wonders in January…
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