Chelsea are pushing for French teenager from Ligue 1


Every summer transfer window happens to be a busy one. Clubs from all over Europe are focusing on taking up a new challenge. Amidst all these, one club seems to make headlines quite frequently. It is none other than the English Premier League’s Chelsea. According to certain French sources, Chelsea are now “pushing” in to sign a talented 19-year-old teenager, Désiré Doué, from Ligue 1 club Rennes. Chelsea are in a race with Arsenal again to sign the prodigy. It is no shock that the Blues take great interest in any player under the age of 21 who is shinning better than the average baller. Désiré Doué is no exception. Italian manager Enzo Maresca is trying to rebuild the squad, but he is allowing any uninterested player to leave Stamford Bridge. In doing so, he has to keep in mind finding good replacements. 

Désiré Doué – A good fit for Chelsea in Premier League?

With a number of young stars bolstering the squad, Chelsea might be unsure of how to use them wisely. The increase in young talent might make Chelsea end up creating another academy. Désiré Doué, on the other hand, is a proven talent who has won the U17 World Cup with France. Rennes, the 19-year-old, has already made 57 appearances in Ligue 1. This is really promising. Apart from this, Doué is also a French Olympic representative, having scored twice in the two appearances he made. 

But it is important to understand that a player of such a calibre should be given more regular game time. The 19-year-old Désiré Doué is getting enough time to play in Ligue 1, which would be hampered if he switched to Chelsea. The switch will not only make him a reserve candidate, but the prospect of a loan also seems unlikely.

According to Le 10 Sport journalist Alex Bernard, Chelsea are confident about signing the youngster. He says and also reports;

‘Désiré Doué asked Rennes to study future offers, the club accepted.’
‘Chelsea are concretely accelerating on the file, the player is not hot at the moment.’
‘Arsenal have taken information but have not yet moved.’
‘Bayer Leverkusen still hot but a little short financially.’
‘Interested Bayern Munich could move forward.’
‘PSG appreciates the player but will not get involved in the battle.’

It seems that Chelsea are motivated to bring Doué to Stamford Bridge. However, with an already stacked midfield and important players like Palmer and Lavia, Chelsea should think about the deal making it through.

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