Chelsea announce Dutch deal is OFFICIALLY done, Tuchel addresses rumours £136 million man is heading to Chelsea, Bundesliga star sent message about signing with Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea,
Blues announce Castillo deal, Wirtz sent transfer message and Tuchel addresses Dembele rumours in Chelsea roundup…
Juan Castillo has completed his move from Chelsea to Charlton Athletic on loan for the rest of the season and he is delighted with the deal.
The 22-year-old, who joined Chelsea in 2016 and has previously been on loan at his former club Ajax, AZ Alkmaar and ADO Den Haag, played three Championship and two Carabao Cup games for Birmingham.
Chelsea announced on their clubs website: ‘Dutch youth international Juan Castillo has moved on loan to Charlton Athletic, having spent the first half of the season at Birmingham City
‘He joins a Charlton side currently 15th in League One and managed by their former player Johnnie Jackson.’
Castillo’s deal at Stamford Bridge comes to an end at the end of next season, and there will be a chance to earn himself a permanent move if he can impress with the Championshsip outfit.
Castillo explained what attracted him to Charlton when he spoke to the club’s website, He said: “Once I heard that Charlton were interested, I looked at games on YouTube and the first thing that stood out was the fans and the atmosphere.
“I’m a creative player, I like to get up and down the left side and I bring energy. I hope that I can develop here and have a successful time. I can’t wait to get started and show what I can do.”
Ben Purrington is the current first choice left back or left wing back under Johnnie Jackson, but with his contract expiring at the end of the campaign, there could be a real chance for the lad to make a name for himself.
It seems that he will never get the chance to shine in that Chelsea shirt so he needs to look elsewhere, and considering the Championship is one of the top Leagues in Europe, he needs to make this work.
This should e a good move for the lad.
Byer Leverkusen sensation Florian Wirtz has been urged to snub a potential move to sign with Chelsea
Wirtz, 18, has taken the Bundesliga by storm and it was no surprise to see the Bayer Leverkusen youngster linked with an early exit from Germany last summer.
But he rightly decided to extend his contract for two more years on top of the original 2024 contract, due to taking his father’s advice, and that meant the likes of Chelsea and Liverpool had to just keep a close eye on his development
Wirtz’s current deal with the Bundesliga club will run down in 2026, but Thon claims the Germany international could change clubs after this season, which has prompted Chelsea to reignite their interest in the player
But Eintracht Frankfurt director Karl-Heinz Korbel has urged him to pick a move to Liverpool rather than anyone else, should he leave Leverkusen.
“A player like Wirtz needs an environment in which he feels comfortable in order to develop,” Körbel said.
“If he leaves in 2023 or 2024, he can choose the club: Barcelona, Madrid, Bayern, Liverpool. I think he would do well with Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool. As the successor to Sadio Mané.”
Wirtz is making all the right noises in the game and it is very easy to see just why all the big clubs are interested in a move. It will be interesting to see just where he ends up should he leave Bayer at the end of the season
Chelsea have a habit of buying talent and not playing them while Liverpool will give him more of a chance, but like many deals, it will come down to money.
The best thing for him right now is to stay in the Bundesliga, but it is his choice and we can only speculate on where he will go.
Thomas Tuchel has refused to fuel speculation linking Chelsea with Barcelona outcast Ousmane Dembele
Dembele is a player that has been in the headlines alot over the past few weeks as there has been alot of speculation about where he will be playing by the end of the transfer window.
Barcelona have been in talks with the Frenchman over a new contract at the club, but that has not worked out, and he now looks set to depart the Spanish giants after failing to agree that new contract
A host of top clubs have been alerted to the situation and Chelsea have been credited with a strong interest, with Dembele reportedly available on loan for a fee of just £3million this month.
Though reluctant to discuss rumours of a possible reunion, Tuchel sang Dembele’s praises at his press conference on Friday and revealed they had ‘exchanged some messages’ while he was in charge of Paris Saint-Germain.
‘He is a very good player and he’s in his top level. I’m very fortunate to have trained him in my time at Dortmund,’ the Chelsea head coach told reporters.
‘It was only one year, it should have been longer, but I needed to leave and he decided to leave.
‘From there, we are not in the closest contact. We met here and there because of his duties for the French national team and, of course, I was in Paris so this was when they were preparing for national duties.
‘It’s [France’s training base] very close to Paris so this is where we met and exchanged some messages.’
Dembele could be a very good player is he stays fit, but that has been his problem over the past few seasons. But at the end of the day, do Chelsea really need him this transfer window?