As Chelsea makes a significant approach to sign a 21-year-old Frenchman, Todd Boehly has discovered his Antonio Rudiger replacement.
The fact that Chelsea is seeking for a new center-back is no secret. Wesley Fofana and Kalidou Koulibaly were acquired in the summer, but the Blues will soon require the addition of another defender after losing Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger, as well as taking into account the advanced years of both Thiago Silva and Cesar Azpilicueta.
The most recent reports from France indicate that they preferred that person to be Benoit Badiashile. The AS Monaco player, 21, recently started the UEFA Nations League matches against Austria and Denmark and is already a part of Didier Deschamps’ plans.
Now, according to Sport Witness’s citation of L’Equipe, Chelsea has “positioned themselves” as one of the frontrunners interested in signing him in “recent weeks,” but Monaco is presently deterring them. Since then, Badiashile has acknowledged that he is still modest and is not in a hurry to quit the Ligue 1 team.
“Having modesty and respect does not preclude having ambition. I am a patient person. I’m playing in a large club and don’t want to move any faster. Things will be done if they need to be done, such as during the World Cup, according to Badiashile, who was quoted by Sport Witness.
“You shouldn’t put unnecessary pressure on yourself by leaving. If I had left earlier, would I have worked as hard in recent months? we were discussing personality in a locker room.
The deal will undoubtedly be challenging, but it appears to be one to watch moving forward.
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