Football London, which deals with the news of the London-based club, said on the 27th (Korea Standard Time), “Coach Pochettino insisted that Chelsea should recruit one more midfielder before the transfer market closes.” With the departure of N’Golo Kante, Mason Mount and Matteo Kovacic, Chelsea has become short of players in the midfield, he reported.
Chelsea’s last season was close to the worst. Todd Boli, who acquired the club following Roman Abramovich, invested a total of 611.49 million euros (about 864 billion won) in the transfer market last summer and winter. This was the highest figure among the 20 EPL clubs. Although he boldly opened his wallet, Chelsea was unable to play in the European club competition next season as he finished 12th in the league after replacing the manager twice.
Chelsea, whose pride has been properly crumpled, is overhauling its excessively vast squad after appointing Mauricio Pochettino this summer. He sent Mount, who grew up on the club’s youth team, to Manchester United. Offensive midfielder Kai Havertz has moved to London rivals Arsenal. He also said goodbye to Kovacic, Kante, Eduard Mendy, Christian Pulisic and Cesar Azpilicueta.
It wasn’t that Chelsea, which sent 12 players, didn’t add new resources. RB Leipzig’s second-term resource Christopher Nkunku was brought in for 60 million euros (about 84.7 billion won. Front-line striker Nicholas Jackson joined Villarreal for 37 million euros (about 52.2 billion won). The position Chelsea is currently aiming for is the central midfielder. As three main players left at once, the midfielder’s base became thinner. 토토사이트먹튀
The player who is currently strongly linked with Chelsea is Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Kaiseido. The 21-year-old youngster has strengthened Brighton’s starting midfielder position by making 37 appearances in the EPL last season. Brighton qualified for the UEFA Europa League for the first time in the club’s history, finishing sixth thanks to Caicedo’s performance.
Caicedo is interested in transferring to Chelsea, but Brighton is taking an attitude that they will not send it unless they meet their demands. According to “Football London,” Chelsea sent two offers to Brighton to bring Caicedo, but both were rejected. According to the Guardian, Brighton is demanding £100 million (about 164.9 billion won) or promising center back Levi Colewill (20) with cash. It is a difficult situation for Chelsea.