Chelsea are being linked with Sergino Dest from Spanish giants Barcelona – and some Blues fans on Twitter have responded to claim they would love to see him playing at Stamford Bridge.
The Express reports that Chelsea are weighing up a £30million move to try bring him to London, plus there is interest from Bayern Munich.
It’s claimed that any transfer for the 21-year-old is more likely to happen in the summer. However, Barcelona may be forced into selling players in the upcoming January transfer window to help fund their move for Manchester City’s attacker Ferran Torres.
Apparently, Chelsea’s swoop for Dest may depend on how serious the injury to their full-back Ben Chilwell is.
If Dest joins, he would provide Thomas Tuchel’s squad with cover at both left-back and right-back. The American flyer is renowned for his lightning pace and athleticism, something which would see him fit in well at Chelsea.
Blues manager Tuchel loves his wing-backs to push high up the pitch into attacking roles when in possession and Dest is tailor-made for that kind of position.
Chelsea fans cheer Dest speculation
A selection of Chelsea supporters on social media are convinced that Dest is exactly the type of addition they need.
The versatile defender has been well schooled with Ajax and now Barcelona in his short career so far, which you can tell by his close control and overall technique.
In fairness, the defensive side of his game will improve with more time. He’s got a real advantage that he’s got great pace to make recovery runs.
Here are some Blues fans discussing Barcelona’s youngster: