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92% Successful Tackles – Manchester United or Chelsea? Where Should This Super Defender Go?

St. Etienne central Defender Kurt Zouma has been one of the most sought after young players in the last couple of years, and he has continually been linked with a move away from St. Etienne. His impressive physical stature and pace make him a formidable opponent for opposition strikers, and despite his tender years, he is fast building a burgeoning reputation in his native France. Both Manchester United and Chelsea have been linked with a move for the Frenchman, but the question is who should the youngster choose?

1. Chelsea

Kurt Zouma
Kurt Zouma

Chelsea have continually been linked with defensive reinforcements this January, and even though a move for Zouma would likely have to wait till the summer, he would be a quality addition to Chelsea’s squad. Manager Jose Mourinho has lost faith in Brazilian center back David Luiz recently, and has opted to play him as a defensive midfielder instead where his errors are less likely to cost the team.

Zouma would be the replacement for Luiz, who has been linked with a move to Barcelona, and will become an integral part of Chelsea’s backline. Mourinho likes to have a big, physical defender in his squad and Zouma will provide that option for him. Zouma will however have to be prepared to spend time on the sidelines as Mourinho’s first choice pairing of John Terry and Gary Cahill are a settled part of the back four.

However, with John Terry unlikely to carry on for long, Zouma could be the perfect person to fill this void at Chelsea. He has the potential to become one of the best defenders in the Premier League, and under Jose Mourinho’s guidance, Zouma could realize his unmistakable potential.