Chelsea are currently operating under a transfer ban though the window is soon coming to a close and they’ll have just one more month, later in January, to endure without signing a single player.
It appears that manager Frank Lampard is already preparing for the very moment he can start to sign his own players with German tabloid Bild reporting that he is interested in signing Yann Sommer following the shot-stopper’s impressive performances in their 2-2 pre-season draw.
Sommer is first-choice at Borussia Monchengladbach having played 35 matches last season, occasionally walking out as captain too. He’s also a regular for his national side Switzerland so it remains to be seen whether a move is even viable, especially at this early stage of the year.
Many fans at Stamford Bridge took to Twitter to show their thoughts behind the potential move.
A number of supporters seemed to agree that the goalkeeper would be great back-up option especially as Willy Caballero will finish the season at the age of 38.
Others labelled him ‘really class’ and a ‘top keeper’ throwing their weight behind a move.
Some members of the Stamford Bridge crowd were rather sceptical stating that it’s unlikely the 30-year-old will want to be a back-up.
Here’s the best of the reaction:
Would be a great option as a backup, he's too good to be backup though at any club.
— Jake???? (@18jc_) August 5, 2019
Wow that would be a great back-up option. Can’t see why they would be looking at that position this early though. Probably not legit.
— Brian (@CFCBrian_) August 5, 2019
Makes sense TBH. He would be a fantastic backup goalkeeper, and as Cabellero will most likely be leaving at the end of the season we need to look at replacements.
— A.K (@AzzarAkd) August 5, 2019
Can’t imagine he would want to be a back up, top keeper and a first choice one at that
— At The Bridge Podcast (@AtTheBridgePod) August 5, 2019
Solid back up option.
— Lav (@LavCFC) August 5, 2019
Good move. Next year he will have only one year left on his contract so we can get him for like 20M
— dashin1 (@_richy1) August 5, 2019
This man Sommer was phenomenal and also a ball playing keeper it would be a great addition to the squad. His saves are insane tooo!
— Advocate Prince Justice (@Princejustice72) August 5, 2019
He is really class , I always wondered why he stills play at Borussia.
— ???????? FR?SKŒ ???????? (@FreskimKamishi) August 5, 2019