Once Chelsea decided to get aggressive in the transfer market, links with anyone and everyone and their neighbors as well was sure to follow. Chelsea get linked with far too many players in any given market, but with the Blues already showing willingness to splash the cash in what is otherwise expected to be a slow market, the rumor mill’s only going to get more hectic.
Welcome to this episode of “Who Are Chelsea Monitoring?”
Today’s guest star is soon-to-be Paris Saint-Germain left back Layvin Kurzawa. Come on down, Layvin!
According to France Football, Chelsea are monitoring Layvin Kurzawa, who is a part of the expected PSG exodus this summer. Four first-team players are currently set to leave for free, including captain Thiago Silva, hitman Edinson Cavani, Spurs-linked right back Thomas Meunier and left back Kurzawa. And we thought we had it bad with Pedro and Willian set to leave!
Mercato : Layvin Kurzawa (PSG) également dans le viseur de Chelsea https://t.co/CExf1G3b5A— France Football (@francefootball) June 11, 2020
On the surface, getting a player for free is beneficial since you don’t have to pay any fees. However, the player’s quality obviously matters, too.
Once upon a time, Layvin Kurzawa had the reputation of a young and promising left back with a great future ahead of him, which he cashed in for a five-year contract with weekly wages rumoured at £105,000 — more than César Azpilicueta!
Kurzawa’s career unfortunately never hit the heights promised, which brings us to now. That lucrative five-year contract will expire in less than a month and apparently no agreement has been found for an extension with Kurzawa looking for one last big paycheck.
Another five-year contract now would take him all the way to age 32. And since he’s really not better than any of the options we currently have, Chelsea would do well to steer clear of this particular transfer saga.