Chelsea Secures the Next Dele Alli: A £17.5m Transfer for Pochettino

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Chelsea update: Mauricio Pochettino set to welcome a number of players from the Blues’ extensive squad this summer. Including those on pre-contract agreements and returning from loan stints.


Once Mauricio Pochettino’s appointment as Chelsea’s next manager is officially confirmed. He will face a series of daunting challenges. As per reports from football. London since early May, an agreement has taken place between Pochettino and the Blues for him to assume control of the team for the 2023/24 season.

Following yet another defeat on Thursday evening, Chelsea ended the season with a disappointing bottom-half finish. Leaving many players with low confidence. Restoring the team’s mentality and boosting morale will be the immediate focus during pre-season. Before shifting attention to potential signings and departures in the transfer market.


This summer, Chelsea is highly likely to secure the services of a new central midfielder, with Manuel Ugarte, Declan Rice, Moises Caicedo, and Romeo Lavia among the potential targets. The Blues have already taken significant initial steps towards signing Ugarte from Sporting CP. Although Paris Saint-Germain is also in the race for his signature.

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While no official purchases have been in approval in the summer transfer window, Mauricio Pochettino will consider himself fortunate to have several “new signings”. In the form of players arriving on pre-contract agreements and returning from loan spells. The list includes Cesare Casadei, Malo Gusto, Romelu Lukaku, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Ethan Ampadu, and Andrey Santos. Among others, emphasizing the need for Pochettino to conduct a substantial squad overhaul at his new club.

The transfer of the attacking midfielder to Chelsea for a fee of £17.5 million has been successfully finalized. He is set to join the club when he turns 18 in 2026. Impressed by his rapid progress. Ecuador included him in their under-20 World Cup squad. Where he played a significant role and contributed with a goal and an assist in a resounding 9-0 victory over Fiji in the group stage.

However, upon his arrival at Chelsea, and assuming Mauricio Pochettino remains as the manager. Paez could potentially be immediately integrated into the team, much like Alli was at Tottenham. Similar to Alli’s situation when he signed with the north London club in 2015, the young midfielder could be fast-tracked into the first-team setup despite his young age

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