Graham Potter, who took over for Thomas Tuchel at the start of the season. He has yet to help Chelsea fully come into its own. The Blues have struggled to adjust to life under the former Brighton & Hove Albion manager. The 47-year-inability old’s to stop a three-game losing streak prior to the midseason break, with the defense no longer maintaining its intimidating air and the attack lacking grease, could not have happened at a better moment.
Potter, who is keenly following the prestigious tournament, would be excited to see Josko Gvardiol’s efforts after he recently suggested that he could want to leave RB Leipzig soon, adding
“maybe one day I will be [at Chelsea].”
With Chelsea showing interest and Fabrizio Romano tweeting that the player will leave Saxony in 2023, rumors are only going to get more intense, and Potter will have to compete with Real Madrid to sign the player.
The Italian transfer insider wrote in a tweet:
“Josko Gvardiol race, still open. He will get big transfer in 2023 – Chelsea are still working on the deal but there are other clubs interested, it’s not done yet… as Nkunku is. Been told release clause is not worth €45m.”
Will Gvardiol surpass Ramos?
The caliber of the “man mountain,” in the words of Ryan Taylor. Who is rapidly ascending the ladder toward fame, is only shown by Gvardiol’s efforts on the international scene. Such efforts have been rewarded; the colossus has been compared to prized former Real Madrid center-back Sergio Ramos, and the player himself models his style of play after the legendary figure.
There are similarities between the two giants, who both played full-back in the beginning of their respective careers. And share a technical ability and flair that most central defenders can only want to have. Gvardiol might just be able to replicate the coveted former Madridista thanks to his aggression. And the natural ability to fend off advances. Given that Los Blancos are also interested in his services, it appears that president Florentino Perez shares this opinion.
The 20-year-old, who is valued at an outrageous £80 million, would be worth every penny Chelsea could offer. His assurance and skill with the ball are a clear indication that the 15-cap international will have a career filled with trophies and individual honors.
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