Star buzzing after completing Chelsea move – Blues make offer to sign £35M man – Kepa makes Mudryk claim
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Chelsea have made moves to try and sign Tottenham midfielder Yves Bissouma – as they seek to continue their winter of spending.
Chelsea have been very busy this transfer window and have spent some serious money on the likes of Noni Maduake – Andrey Santos – Mykhailo Mudryk – Benoit Badiashile – David Datro Fofana – and a loan deal for Joao Felix.
However – they are not stopping there as there are plenty of weeks left in the transfer window to add a couple of new faces to that squad – and the latest name to be linked is Bissouma.
Bissouma really established himself as one of the best box-to-box midfielders in the Premier League with Brighton and earned his move to Tottenham – where fans were excited to see what he can do.
However – he has not made the impact that many had hoped – partly down to the fact that he has not been given a real chance by Antonio Conte – and there is a feeling that he may be open to a swift exit from Tottenham.
It is believed Chelsea would be prepared to let Hakim Ziyech move to Spurs in order to sign Bissouma, especially as they know that their London rivals are interested in a deal for the Moroccan winger.
But Tottenham have so far rejected Chelsea’s enquiries and are currently insistent Bissouma will not be allowed to move to Stamford Bridge in January.
Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga has tipped new signing Mykhailo Mudryk to be a ‘big player’ for the club.
Mudryk was unveiled as Chelsea’s latest signing at Stamford Bridge last weekend and has been training with his new team-mates this week ahead of Saturday’s Premier League clash against Liverpool.
Prior to his transfer, winger Mudryk had recorded 10 goals and eight assists in 18 appearances this season and Graham Potter will be praying that he can reproduce those type of numbers for his new side.
Kepa has endured many ups and downs at the club but backs Mudryk to have an incredible impact in the Premier League, telling The 5th Stand: ‘I think he’s a very big player,.
‘For sure, I think he’s going to help us a lot and we cannot wait to have him in the squad.
‘He is coming here to give us different things and to help us win games. I think he’s a big player, so of course we are happy to have him.
‘He is a big player who comes here to help and all the best to him. We hope all the new players can all help our season, because everyone wants that.’
Chelsea have spent some serious money – the Blues are risking so much on the lad and honestly – it is a massive risk.
But he does have talent and it will be interesting to see just how he copes in the Premier League – it is a massive step up and one that could make or break his career.
He wanted the move to a big club and now that he has got it – he needs to make sure he manages to work hard to stay at Stamford Bridge
Maduake Buzzing –
Noni Maduake has announced just how delighted he is to have completed his move to Chelsea.
Madueke broke into the PSV senior side in 2019, before becoming a regular the season after, netting an impressive seven goals in 24 league appearances. And his performances caught the attentions of the Blues.
England Under-21 winger Madueke has now joined from PSV Eindhoven on a seven-and-a-half-year contract for a fee thought to be worth £35million.
Graham Potter was tight-lipped about the former Crystal Palace and Tottenham youth player earlier on Friday but Chelsea confirmed the transfer on social media in the evening.
Chelsea announced: ‘Chelsea would like to thank PSV for their cooperation in enabling Noni to take up this new opportunity.
‘Welcome to Stamford Bridge, Noni!’
And after sealing his move to the Premier League giants – Maduake has opened up and admitted that he is very excited to play for one of the best clubs in world football.
‘I’m really pleased to sign with one of the best clubs in the world in Chelsea,’ Madueke said on finalising his transfer.
‘To return to England and play in the Premier League is a dream for me and my family and I can’t wait to get started. I am excited for what the future holds, the owner’s vision for the future and to be at a club like this and winning at the highest level.’
The lad is certainly a talent – we give him that, but is this the best move for his career?
At PSV he was playing ever week – developing very nicely and becoming a top winger. At Chelsea he will either be loaned out or sat on the bench for the next few seasons – is a risky move to make that is for sure