Home » Article » £15m For This Out Of Favour Ghanian? Chelsea Should Avoid This Transfer Move At All Cost

£15m For This Out Of Favour Ghanian? Chelsea Should Avoid This Transfer Move At All Cost

published :

Just after Euro 2016, the Italian gaffer will take the charge at Stamford Bridge. Conte has done an exceptional job in his managerial career as he helped Bari to get a promotion to Serie A from Serie B and also helped Juventus to lift three back to back Serie A titles. Well, Chelsea’s job will be a complete turnaround for the Italian as he will have to work from the beginning.

A transition in the current Chelsea squad is expected, but before taking any step, Conte will have to assess the entire team. During the last season, Chelsea was supposed to defend their English crown, but gave their worst ever performance. They saw the sacking of the ‘Special One’, but the Dutch interim, Guus Hiddink somehow managed to keep the side in the top half of the table.

It is safe to say that it will be one of the toughest tasks in Conte’s career as he will be having a completely different environment from Italy, and besides that, he will have to understand the culture of the English Premier League. Comparing EPL to Serie A, Premier League is more robust and more aggressive than Serie A. Besides that, the pressure from the crowd could also affect the management at times.

Many players from the current side are reported to leave the Stamford Bridge, and to fill the void, the club is linked with a host of Serie A players. Players like Miralem Pjanic and Radja Nainggolan will surely be a great signing for the club, but the one name that might find it difficult to settle down in the Premier League is Kwadwo Asamoah. It is heavily reported that Chelsea are looking to sign the Juventus’ wing-back Kwadwo Asamoah and are ready to launch a bid of around £15m for the 27-year-old.

Asamoah was bought by Antonio Conte in 2012 from fellow Italian side Udinese. The Ghanaian spent a wonderful debut season with the Old Lady and marked 36 appearances for the side and scored 3 goals. But the last couple of seasons have not been the greatest for the 27-year-old as he failed to impress his new coach Massimiliano Allegri and made just 23 appearances for the side from 2014-2016.

Last season was one of the horror shows for the Ghanian as he started just 6 games for the side and failed to impose any sort of impact. Looking at his condition, it is obvious that Asamoah might leave the city of Turin in order to find a first team role.

Kwadwo Asamoah is one of the most versatile players in Europe and is capable of playing at various positions, including left back, left wing and central defensive area. Kwadwo is a very hard working individual who possesses incredible strength and stamina. His athleticism allows him to contribute both offensively and defensively and is majorly known for his ball winning prowess. Besides being a wonderful dribbler, he is mostly regarded for his pinpoint passes and he proved it last season as he averaged 91% of passing accuracy.

But the problem in joining the London side will be his positioning. Mikel might depart from the club, but then they have Matic, who is capable of doing the same. Being a new-bee in the premier league, Asamoah might find it hard to get a first team action due to Matic. Yes, Matic did have a poor season, but we cannot argue over the fact that how instrumental he is for the club. Asamoah also plays as a left back, but Chelsea have Baba Rahman and the youngster is getting used to the league and gave some wonderful performances at the back and replacing him might hinder his growth at Chelsea.

Besides that, there is no chance of Asamoah playing as a left wing as that position will be solely occupied by either Hazard or Pedro. Furthermore, buying a 27-year-old player is nothing more than a gamble as he cannot promise a long tenure at Chelsea and will need time in getting used to the Premier League. All in all, if Chelsea buys the Ghanaian, he will find himself on the bench and will play most of his games as a substitute.

Asamoah might suit the play of West Ham or Swansea City, signing Asamoah in your very first season as a manager might not be a great choice.

Comments are closed.