Chelsea are said to be interested in signing Dembele from Barcelona. His contract with the Catalans is slated to expire at the end of the season. Barca president Joan Laporta has said that the French winger is ‘tempted’ by other offers despite Barcelona having forwarded an offer.
However, Chelsea can only make a transfer once the British government lifts the sanctions that have been imposed on the club. American Todd Boehly’s consortium is expected to confirm the takeover in the coming weeks.
If Dembele comes to Chelsea it would add to the rich milieu of attackers already in possession of Chelsea. However, signing Dembele could mean showing the door to the other three Chelsea stars.
Who are those three Chelsea stars?
Callum Hudson-Odoi is thought to be the first player. He was thought of as exceptional talent and was projected to become the central figure of Chelsea’s attack in the future when he started for Chelsea.
However, lack of game time coupled with a serious injury kept him out for the major portion of the season. Therefore, he only got 11 matches to play in total. Therefore, he can now very well seek another club on loan or a permanent deal.
Hakim Ziyech is thought of as another player of this sort. He came with a lot of promise from Ajax in 2020. However, till now we have only been able to witness glimpses of his brilliance. Moreover, he has lacked game time getting mostly second-half callups.
Therefore, the coming of Dembele could mean the Moroccan an end to his prospects in Stamford Bridge. The last one on this list includes Christian Pulisic. The American was said to be the most promising player in the Premier League at the end of Frank Lampard’s reign. However, off-late he has struggled with his form, and consequently, he has not got the starts he might deserve. So, the coming of Dembele might lead to Pulisic reviewing his options.
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