Talking to CaughtOffside (h/t football.london), former Manchester United star Luke Chadwick has warned Chelsea about potentially signing Barcelona star Ousmane Dembele within the January switch window. The Frenchman has seen match time on the Nou Camp difficult to get just lately and has additionally needed to adapt to another boss in Xavi Hernandez.
Dembele’s time at Barcelona appears to be ending after the board revealed that they had been seeking to offload the winger prior to the winter switch window’s deadline on January 31. Chelsea could possibly be set to pounce on the star’s unsure stance in Catalonia and convey him to west London.
Nonetheless, Chadwick has warned the Blues concerning the risks of snapping up Dembele, saying that he wouldn’t slot in at Chelsea. He believes that the Frenchman is a wrong match for Thomas Tuchel’s system at Stamford Bridge.
“Clearly that earlier relationship (with Tuchel) would seem to help. I feel when it comes to the way Chelsea play, I’m not certain it might favor him. They don’t play with out-and-out wingers, it’s more inverted wide-men.”
Dembele has a history of changing teams often, with his time at Barcelona being the longest in his playing days to date. Chadwick additionally mentioned the Frenchman’s lack of belief, saying that the winger must discover a club where he can last for a very long time.
Regardless of declaring that the 24-year-old’s subsequent transfer would decide his consistency, Chadwick campaigned for him to switch to the Premier League, claiming that the top-flight would acquire a superb talent. Nonetheless, he was not sure if any club, not to mention the Blues are prepared to pay the winger’s excessive wages.
“He’s a massively thrilling player when he’s on form – nice velocity, steadiness, ability on the ball. But with his wage demands I’d be stunned if anybody in world football gave that to him.
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