Frenkie de Jong not a good choice for Chelsea?
William Gallas, former Chelsea defender, has urged the club to not put any further interest in signing Dutch star Frenkie de Jong and instead sign a midfielder in the mould of Casemiro or Rodri.
Manchester United were chasing a dream to sign de Jong in the summer but due to Erik ten Hag, the option is certainly not possible now.
While the Dutchman’s choice is still to stay at Barcelona, the Blues are now leading the race to sign him should he be forced out of the Camp Nou this summer with a deal worth £67.7million thought to be close.
If the deal is successful, the Dutchman will play along Mateo Kovacic, Jorginho, N’Golo Kante and Conor Gallagher.
However, Gallas has given the names of Casemiro and Rodri as ideal options for the Chelsea as he said the club should be targeting defensive midfield options only.
“De Jong is a great player. He is still young but he is so experienced in the way he plays, I don’t think Chelsea should have gone for someone of that profile though. They already have players like him.”
“They should go for someone like Casemiro or Rodri instead. They are strong guys who stay in front of their defenders. They have good impacts physically as well. That is why I would not sign De Jong, because they already have players who are a little bit similar” said Gallas to Genting Casino.
After the departure of Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner, the Blues are looking to boost every element in the team just before the transfer window closes soon.