Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Chelsea One Of Many Interested In Crystal Palace Starlet: A Shrewd Addition To The Squad?

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Abhishek Majumdar
Editor in Chief of The 4th Official. A man in his thirties who worries about the nuances of the financial aspects of football and how it will impact the game in the long term.

Chelsea will be disheartened to have ended their last match against arch-rivals Arsenal in a lacklustre 0-0 draw in the Premier League, which will surely deter their progress in their title defence. Moreover, they will have to do without one of the mainstays in their defence in the form of David Luiz who was sent for an early shower by the referee, owing to a mistimed challenge on Sead Kolasinac during the match.

The Blues broke the bank in order to bring in some of the top class players in Europe in the form of Alvaro Morata, Tiemoue Bakayoko, Davide Zappacosta, Danny Drinkwater and Antonio Rudiger to their side during the summer transfer window.

However, it seems that they are not only thinking about strengthening their senior squad but also their youth team and are willing to bring in one of the best young prospects in English football to their team, the player being Joseph Hungbo from fellow Premier League rivals Crystal Palace.

The 17-year-old is highly rated as one of the best young players in England and has shown his brilliant skills for the Eagles in the recent times. He has been tracked by the scouts of a number of big-name clubs, who are keeping a close watch on him and his development in the youth team of the South London club.

Chelsea have been known for their youth team and are constantly on the lookout to bring in youngsters to increase their power. The West Londoners are always trying their level best to get the most prolific players from other sides and develop them into players they can rely on to add to the senior squad and make it even mightier. With his amazing skills at such a young age, Joseph Hungbo can be one such player in the near future for the Blues.

The London born player, who also is a Nigerian national, plays as a winger for the Eagles’ youth team and is known for his ability to make darting runs into the opposition box with as well as without the ball. He can take brilliant free kicks and is equally capable of unleashing screamers from distance on the opposition goal, finding the back of the net with absolute precision.

The 17-year-old, who is also very strong in the air, can be a good addition to the Chelsea youth side and become one of the renowned names in English as well as European football in the future. He fits their bill perfectly but can Conte land him?

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