Atletico Minero may have a certain Ronaldinho in their ranks, but the one player who is really grabbing the eyeball is Bernard. The talented Brazilian has impressed one and all with his skills and agility so much so that supports have already called for a place for him in the national team. Most of the previous and this season he has outshone his more experienced counterpart, producing 34 goals in 103 appearances for the club. Thus, now with the FIFA World Cup just one year away in his own country, it is probably the high time for the 20 year old to accept new challenges in Europe and with Chelsea reportedly interested in this playmaker, his move away should come in the summer itself.
As for Chelsea’s part they are definitely have a very talented midfield with Mata, Hazard and Oscar leading the charges. Among all the Premier League teams, Chelsea certainly have the bragging rights for the most versatile players in the midfield who have a natural flair for attack. Under Jose Mourinho’s stewardship they can carry on with their wonderful attacking football and convert them into results. But for achieving that target what they must have is a strong reserve bench full of players who can stand as replacements to the three amigos.
Thus the inclusion of Bernard would be perfect for the Chelsea ranks as he can fill in the boots of Mata who operates mainly from the left flanks, penetrating his way inside the box of the oppositions. His eye for goals also provides the youngster with additional effectiveness, who has also played as a second striker for Atletico in times of need. If Lucas Piazon returns from his loan spell in Malaga in the summer and Bernard makes a move to Stamford Bridge, Chelsea will have three young gifted Brazilians in their midfield in the form of Oscar, Piazon and Bernard apart from Luiz who is also being employed in the holding midfielder’s position under Rafa Benitez.
If sources are to be believed some preliminary talks have been made between Atletico and Chelsea about the acquisition of Bernard and if the deal is sealed for the Blues in the summer, Chelsea will be a team to look out for next season.