Chelsea could now try to sign Bradley Barcola after a move to bring Michael Olise to Stamford Bridge collapsed.
According to RMC Sport journalist Fabrice Hawkins, Chelsea are now set to accelerate their move to sign the 20-year-old Lyon starlet.
Paris Saint-Germain are allegedly in the race for Barcola’s signature as well, with Lyon demanding more than €35 million for his signature, according to Hawkins.
Mauricio Pochettino has made some huge signings since arriving at Stamford Bridge, but he is obviously keen to add another top-class winger to his ranks – someone with youth on their side.
And the Argentinian is seemingly ready to raid Ligue 1 after a move to sign Olise failed to materialise…
Chelsea now plan to sign ‘sensational’ French attacker after Olise move collapsed
Fabrice Hawkins claims that the Blues are ramping up their interest in signing Barcola from Lyon. The French side have already rejected a €35 million bid for him.
Foot Sur 7 recently claimed that Lyon could demand as much as €50 million for the exceptionally talented youngster. He’s destined to reach the very top of the game so that would actually represent good value for money for Chelsea.
Get French Football News describe Barcola as a sensational young talent, and they’re absolutely spot on. He is a really special talent and has the makings of a future star, there’s no doubt about that.
The young Frenchman can play on either wing or even through the middle as an auxiliary striker. Last season, he bagged a hugely impressive seven goals and 10 assists in 35 games for Lyon. That really is a fantastic return for someone so young.
The Lyon starlet has bundles of potential and that means that the alleged price-tag of €50 million could actually end up being somewhat of a bargain for the west London outfit.
Missing out on Michael Olise was a big blow for Chelsea but who knows, Bradley Barcola could be an even more exciting addition to Pochettino’s ranks.
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