Chelsea has struggled for consistency this season and found themselves in the 10th spot. The poor performances are down to the instability off the pitch as the club undergoes a transition. The Blues have recently been subject to a takeover and have new people in charge. However, there are other concerns as well for the club.
The Blues have a very long injury list and many first-choice players are out. Reece James and Ben Chilwell are the two most important players currently out injured. Chelsea plays a style that is dependent a lot on the full-backs or wingbacks. Last two seasons, both the fullbacks have suffered crucial injuries which has derailed Chelsea’s season.
In an attempt to strengthen in the wider areas, Chelsea signed Marc Cucurella last summer. The club is further looking to bring in backup on the right side. Cesar Azpilicueta is past his prime and struggles to keep up with the young forwards. Malo Gusto has been identified as an option by Chelsea for the right-sided defender slot.
Chelsea will have to fend off interest from Real Madrid
Real Madrid is also interested in signing the full-back from Olympique Lyon. However, Chelsea have reportedly agreed on personal terms with the player which gives them an advantage. Although, it is unlikely to think that the player will choose Chelsea over Real Madrid.
Real Madrid and Barcelona have often proved too big a name for players to turn down. Malo Gusto may just be tempted to reconsider his options if the Los Blancos decide to step in. The reigning Spanish champions are interested in the full-back as Dani Carvajal is no longer the same player. With time, he has lost pace and also has become inconsistent. However, the French defender has impressed one and all with his performances at Lyon.
Chelsea wants him more as they have swiftly moved to agree on personal terms. However, Real Madrid has the financial and brand power to attract any player in the world. The Blues will hope that a prospect of regular football might attract the player them than Real Madrid.
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