3 defensive alternatives to Alessio Romagnoli for Chelsea

 Niklas Sule

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Niklas Sule is a towering central defender that is currently turning out for Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga – and he is destined for a big European move soon.

He is strong and brutish, but also retains that typical German efficiency that has seen him fly through the ranks. He might be just 21-years-old, but he is edging closer to the 100 appearances mark for the Hoffenheim first team – and he has experience far beyond his years.

At 6ft5, he is absolutely unstoppable in the air – but he is nimble and technical with the ball at his feet too.

He has all the makings of a top centre-half.