Chelsea are now considering a move for Southampton full-back Kyle Walker-Peters.
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That is according to esteemed transfer guru Fabrizio Romano, via GIVEMESPORT, who believes that the Boehly-owned club will look to strengthen his right-sided options, having done so on the opposite flank with the addition of Marc Cucurella earlier this summer.
Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, Romano said:
“Kyle Walker-Peters is one of the names they’re considering at Chelsea, although I think the priorities for Todd Boehly and Thomas Tuchel are a centre back and a central striker”
Walker-Peters could cost Tuchel’s side around £40million.
Despite Romano’s centre-back and central-striker premonition, Chelsea would do well do bolster the depth of their right-flank.
Tuchel would clearly appreciate another option on the right, having played Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ruben Loftus-Cheek out of position as a right wing-back on numerous occasions.
The latter enjoyed success in this role against Tottenham Hotspur last time out, as he was used as a central option when the side had possession of the ball in their 4-2-2-2 attacking transition.
Walker-Peters is a great example of a player who can thrive in both a back-four and back-five system, with the 25-year-old averaging around 2.08 shot-creating actions, 2.43 carries into the final third, as well as 1.31 carries into the penalty area in what is an average of 7.75 progressive carries per game.
For a player who most certainly goes under the radar in the Premier League, he represents a solid option and could bolster Chelsea’s right-side if a move is to be actioned.
This could be a Tuchel masterclass and emphasise Chelsea as a ridiculously strong team in all departments.