TFF can’t imagine that Chelsea will start February without having added at least one player to their ranks.
With a title within the grasp of Antonio Conte, he will surely want to strengthen a squad which is perhaps still two or three players light of a group which can challenge on all fronts next season.
And Chelsea have been linked with Germany international Jonas Hector of late and Sky Sports quotes the manager of his club who responded to the reports:
“I would not say that any player of any club in the world is not for sale, but we have extended Jonas’ contract and I think the player is clear – he knows what he wants.
“If there is any club Jonas is interested in, then we would talk to them. But Jonas didn’t say that he wants to leave the club and go to Chelsea so it doesn’t matter.
“If someone wants to leave the club then we have to talk about it, but not before.”
The brilliant 26-year-old has played 25 times for world champions Germany since 2014 and scored a creditable three goals from defence.
The 6’1″ left back has had similar success at club level with Koln in Germany. Since progressing through the ranks and making his way into the first team in 2013 he’s gone on to become a stalwart and virtual ever-present when fit. He’s played 150 times for the German outfit and scored four goals to suggest that he definitely knows where the onion bag is as well as being a brilliant defender.
He is strong, quick and seems to glide across the pitch effortlessly, even in the last minutes of the games. Chelsea will surely look to augment their wide areas because those wingbacks have so much work to do in this current 3-4-3 system. And with not too much cover in those areas to speak of in the Chelsea squad we wouldn’t be at all surprised if they brought in one or two more wide men in the January transfer window.
Chelsea fans is this the sort of player you should be adding to the wide areas or would you prefer a more dynamic and pacy addition?