Chelsea Plotting A Move For Barcelona Star Suarez: Does The Pensioners Need Him?

According to recent reports, Chelsea are lining up a move to secure the services of Denis Suarez from Barcelona when the transfer reopens in January. It is understood that the Pensioners boss Maurizio Sarri has been keeping tabs on the Spaniard’s development since his days at Napoli and could finally make a move for him as he looks to bolster his midfield options with Mateo Kovacic’s long-term future at Stamford Bridge still quite uncertain.

Denis Suarez’s Difficult Time At The Nou Camp

The 24-year-old  has hardly featured for the Catalans this season and has just one appearance in the Copa del Rey to his name so far. The Spanish talent needs to move on in January if he wants to reignite his career someplace else. Sarri could provide him with an escape route out of Nou Camp by bringing him to West London at the start of the next year.

The addition of Suarez would undoubtedly improve the Italian manager’s midfield options at the Bridge. The Pensioners currently have a whole host of talented midfielders in their squad such as Jorginho, N’Golo Kante, Ross Barkley, Mateo Kovacic, Danny Drinkwater and Cesc Fabregas. Hence, bringing Suarez into the mix could add even more competition for places within the Chelsea squad.

What Will The Spaniard Add To Sarri’s Side?

Suarez has moderate pace but is still quite an effective dribbler with the ball at his feet. The Spaniard also distributes the ball well in midfield and has an eye for a telling pass in the final third. However, his shooting from long range has a lot of room for improvement while he also needs to gain more strength in his upper body if he wants to prove himself in the Premier League.

Does Chelsea Need A Player Like Denis Suarez?

The Pensioners don’t need another midfield facilitator at the moment with the likes of Jorginho, Barkley, Fabregas and Kovacic already in their squad. Unless one of them leaves in January, it makes little sense for Sarri to go in for another playmaker in the transfer market.

The money could instead be used to strengthen some of the other areas of the Chelsea squad like bringing in more attacking reinforcements to add some competition for Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud. 

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