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Chelsea Identify This English Playmaker As A Long-Term Target: Right Choice For Tuchel?

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In a recent report, has claimed that Chelsea have identified Borussia Dortmund playmaker Jude Bellingham as a long-term target. It is believed that the Blues are planning to secure the services of the England international in the future (via

Bellingham’s Impressive Form In German Football Last Season

The 17-year-old had an impressive season at Signal Iduna Park as he managed to put some eye-catching displays at the centre of the park. Bellingham registered four goals and four assists in 46 matches for the German outfit last season across all fronts.

The Stourbridge-born talent has been a valuable contributor at the heart of the Dortmund midfield after he averaged 1.7 tackles, 0.8 interceptions, 1.1 shots, 0.5 key passes and 1.0 dribbles per 90 minutes in the previous Bundesliga campaign. He even distributed the ball with conviction based on his pass success rate of 84.3% in league football (stats via whoscored).

Bellingham’s current contract with the German club expires in the summer of 2023, so the Blues might fancy moving in for him at the end of next season when he could be available for a cut-price fee.

Chelsea identify Bellingham as a long-term target (Bellingham is seen in the picture)
Torjubel: Mateu Morey BVB Jude Bellingham BVB, Borussia Dortmund – Manchester City 14.04.2021, Fussball, Champions League, 1. Bundesliga, Saison 2020/21 Foto: Moritz Müller *** Goal celebration Mateu Morey BVB Jude Bellingham BVB , Borussia Dortmund Manchester City 14 04 2021, football, Champions League, 1 Bundesliga, season 2020 21 photo Moritz Müller

Will Bellingham Be The Right Choice For Chelsea This Summer?

Bellingham has decent pace under his belt and can make some energetic runs with the ball from midfield. He can get stuck in with a few tackles and has got the hunger to hunt the ball back for his team. The five-time England international is not shy of having a shot at goal and has done well to get himself involved in eight goals for Dortmund last season. He is even an accurate passer of the ball and can set up some promising chances for his teammates in the final third.

A midfielder of Bellingham’s skill set and potential will be a massive coup for the Blues if they can find a way to land him in the future. Thomas Tuchel will fancy his chances of getting the best out of the English youngster as the German head coach has got the experience to develop him into a world-class midfielder at Stamford Bridge in the years to come.

Therefore, Bellingham will be a great choice for Chelsea in the long run as his ceiling is sky-high in English football. He is a generational talent who would add more goals, energy and creativity to Tuchel’s midfield department. All in all, it makes sense for the West London giants to orchestrate a future move to bring Bellingham to Stamford Bridge as he is a real star in the making and would also increase competition for places within the Blues squad.

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