Chelsea Want This Ajax Man To Replace John Terry: A Smart Choice By Antonio Conte?

Chelsea are leading the race to sign Ajax defender Davinson Sanchez. The Columbian defender moved to the Dutch club only in summer for a fee of £4m. Despite a very successful campaign, Antonio Conte has been looking to bring a central defender to the Stamford Bridge. The departure of John Terry will void a place and Conte is very keen to fill the place with the 20-year-old defender.

Ajax has played brilliantly this season but missed the Eredivisie title by a whisker. The Dutch club will take on Manchester United in the Europa League final and Conte will have another chance to watch the player in action as he is expected to be in the starting lineup.

The Premier League champions approached Paris Saint-Germain for Brazilian defender Marquinhos but Manchester United seemed to have won the race as the English outfit reportedly has agreed to pay a sum of £60m for the 23-year-old defender. So Conte has been forced shift his focus towards Sanchez.

The Columbian international has shown immense maturity in his game. He might not be a veteran in terms of playing time, but his presence in the Ajax backline has given the Dutch team an assurance and solidity. Chelsea has been in the market for quite a while as Conte wants to sign at least a couple of defenders to prepare themselves for the Champions League campaign next season. Splashing money won’t be a problem for Conte as their billionaire owner Roman Abramovich has already sanctioned a hefty transfer kitty.


Sanchez’ contract is due to expire in 2021 and he reportedly is also on Spanish giants Barcelona’s radar. The Catalans have often been caught off guard with their defence which has been exposed a number of times this season. Apart from Samuel Umtiti and Gerard Pique they don’t have that quality in the defence and might raid the Dutch club for this player.

Succeeding Terry won’t be that easy as the English defender has had a strong presence throughout his entire career. Sanchez has that charisma in his playing style and could be near to John Terry in future.

The defender also has the ability to chip in with useful goals as he found the target six times this season. The defender might need a little bit of time to acclimatise himself to the Premier League and Conte is ready to give the defender a rousing welcome at the Stamford Bridge.


The following two tabs change content below.

Anirban Sarkar

Anirban Sarkar is a former columnist of The 4th Official. A huge East Bengal fan and has travelled over 1000 miles to see his team in action.

Share This Article

3 Players Who Have To Step Up For Real Madrid On The Big Night Of The Champions League

Next Story »

Sunderland Forward Set To Sign For Bournemouth: A Brave Move From Eddie Howe?


  • Strength And Weakness Of This New Leeds United Signing And Where Will He Fit Into Bielsa’s Plans?

    2 weeks ago

    Leeds United have confirmed that they had completed the signing of Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Portuguese winger Helder Costa. The winger has joined initially on a year-long loan deal, but ...

    Read More
  • With Hay Confirming Forward Is Close To Joining Leeds United, We Do A Scout Report On The Player

    3 weeks ago

    Leeds United squandered a glorious opportunity to return to the top flight despite enjoying a boisterous start to their 2018-19 campaign. But a lack of depth, as ...

    Read More
  • A Full Profile On Liverpool’s First Summer Signing Sepp van den Berg: What He Will Bring To Anfield?

    3 weeks ago

    Liverpool have confirmed on their official website that Sepp van den Berg will complete his move to Anfield from PEC Zwolle in July. The Dutch teenager has become ...

    Read More
  • Liverpool Are On The Brink Of Sealing Move For This Defensive Ace: A Complete Scout Report

    3 weeks ago

    According to a recent report by the Telegraph, Liverpool have won the chase to secure the services of PEC Zwolle centre-back Sepp van den Berg during the summer transfer ...

    Read More
  • Strength And Weakness Of This New Rangers Signing Joe Aribo And Does Gerrard Need Him?

    3 weeks ago

    Arsenal and Manchester City were interested. A club from the Bundesliga as well. So were Aston Villa and Southampton, Charlton wanted him to stay and somewhere Celtic ...

    Read More