Former Chelsea star Glen Johnson has urged the membership to usher in an ‘unbelievable’ Bundesliga centre-back this summer season to go with Thomas Tuchel’s change in system.
Johnson believes skilled Bayern Munich star David Alaba can be the proper slot in Tuchel’s 3-4-3 formation.
Alaba is likely one of the most embellished gamers in Bayern’s historical past, with 9 Bundesliga titles and two Champions League trophies to his title. Nevertheless, the 28-year-old is more likely to depart on a free when his contract expires on the finish of the season.
New Chelsea boss Tuchel is anticipated to strengthen on the again, and reviews declare he’s already sanctioned a transfer for Alaba.
Up to now, nonetheless, the Blues have hit a stumbling block within the type of the participant’s wage calls for. Alaba needs an eye-popping £20million-a-year, if he’s to maneuver to London.
However Johnson insists his previous membership ought to chunk the bullet and produce within the veteran star.
“Chelsea would wish Alaba probably the most,” he instructed bettingexpert.com (as cited by Metro).
“In the event that they’re going to play with wing-backs he can be the best man. He’s an unbelievably good athlete and will play on the left of a again three. He may additionally play as a left wing-back.
“Alaba may match at Liverpool. However as we’ve seen with big-money defenders, Manchester Metropolis are the membership that usually do this. If anyone wanted him to fit into their formation proper now that will be Chelsea.
“I don’t suppose he ought to be strolling right into a membership the place he’s the best paid participant. As a result of he’s out of contract I’m certain he’s attempting to get a couple of massive groups to return to the desk and go to warfare over him.
“I believe each supervisor thinks otherwise and has their views on gamers that they like to signal. I believe Tuchel will need to deliver some gamers in and I believe his primary goal shall be a striker, similar to each group.”
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Johnson not getting carried away
Johnson has additionally referred to as for calm heads after a powerful begin to life for Tuchel in London.
He added: “It’s been an excellent begin thus far. However I believe Lampard would have had the identical file in his first 4 video games.
“The one massive win thus far is the Tottenham one. They’ve appeared good, very organised and he’s improved the type of some struggling gamers, which is nice. I don’t suppose anybody ought to go loopy with pleasure over him simply but as a result of I believe they’re beating groups that they need to.
“So long as the supervisor retains everybody engaged and will get the most effective out of the gamers then I believe they’ll compete once more subsequent season.
“They’ve acquired top-of-the-line squads and now all they want is a little bit of consistency.
“Typically you may rotate a squad a lot that you just attempt to maintain everybody pleased then you definately don’t give individuals the best variety of video games.
“In the event that they didn’t have a weak interval this season the place they misplaced a couple of video games in a row they’d be up there in direction of the highest now. However you may’t maintain any title problem with that kind.”
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