Accroding to Chelsea247, Chelsea could be making a ‘Huge’ mistake in selling the next De Bruyne in summer.
However, Mario Pasalic who is impressing for Atalanta this season amid reports the midfielder could hand Frank Lampard a surprise move away from Stamford Bridge.
Ethan Ampadu’s RB Leipzig side knocked out Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday night, while Mario Pasalic – on loan at Atalanta – is also through to the latter stages after helping the Serie A side to overcome Valencia over two legs.
Speaking of the latter, he is responsible for Frank Lampard being set to receive a welcome windfall which will help to boost his summer transfer budget at Chelsea.
According to the Guardian, Atalanta will take up the option to turn Pasalic’s loan move into a permanent transfer at the end of the season.
The Croatia international is currently into the final few months of his loan deal with the Serie A outfit and has clearly done enough to earn a permanent move.
Should he opt to join La Dea then Chelsea will pocket a cool €15m (£12.5m) which will come in handy after splashing out £33.4m to agree a deal with Ajax for the signing of Hakim Ziyech when the summer transfer window opens.
But to Chelsea247 the Blues are making a huge mistake by not recalling Pasalic because if you can see his playing style he will be the next De Bruyne at Chelsea and we are keen to lose the wonder-kid in summer.