Rakitic opens up and admits he is expecting offers for $94million Chelsea target
Ivan Rakitic can “understand” why a big-money transfer may appeal to Sevilla team-mate Jules Kounde this summer, with Chelsea just one club reportedly interested in a transfer deal.
Despite doing a great job since his arrival at Stamford Bridge, Thomas Tuchel knows that he needs to add another defender to the squad in the coming transfer window as he needs to strengthen that area of the pitch.
Thiago Silva is world class, but he is right at the end of his playing days, while Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen and Kurt Zouma all need a better partner next to them to stop making the kind of mistakes they have before Tuchel arrived at the club.
And that has led to many reports in the media that the Blues are very much interested in trying to secure a transfer deal for Kounde, who is also attracting Premier League interest from Manchester City, United and Liverpool.
Rakitic believes more offers will be put on the table in the next window, with the opportunity to link up with title-chasing heavyweights holding obvious appeal to an ambitious youngster.
Rakitic has told DjMaRiiO: “A boy like Kounde, at his age, if he gets an offer from one of the biggest clubs in the world, you have to understand the kid and his situation.”
Tuchel will surely get alot of money to spend in the transfer window as Roman Abramovic will surely believe that he can guide the club back to the very top of the game, and it will be interesting to see whom he acquires.
But if they did sign Kounde in the transfer window, he would be a very good investment by the club