Chelsea have reportedly identified a potential replacement for Eden Hazard or Willian, should the pair depart this summer. You may be surprised to learn that the player is currently playing his football in the second-tier of English football.
The futures of both Hazard and Willian are currently up in the air. Hazard has yet to put pen-to-paper on a proposed £300K-a-week deal, amid continuous speculation he could join Real Madrid. Willian, on the other hand, has been linked with a summer reunion with former manager Jose Mourinho at Manchester United.
Ideally, we’d like to keep hold of the both of them this summer. They’re two of our most talented players and two of very few in the current Chelsea squad who are capable of changing the outcome of a game with momentary brilliance. However, contingency plans ought to be prepared in case of their departures.
It looks as though they have been. According to the well-informed, but slightly weird, Duncan Castles, Middlesbrough speedster Adama Traore is a potential summer transfer target for Chelsea. Traore has raw potential, which is yet to be fully harnessed. Chelsea appear confident of getting the best out of him.