According to Fichajes, Chelsea are in the market for Niklas Sule. The Bayern Munich centre-back is facing an uncertain future at the club, with his current contract in Bavaria expiring at the end of the season. Chelsea are one of three teams keen on acquiring the services of Sule, who is set to be available on a free transfer next summer.
What Does Sule Offer To The Table?
Niklas Sule is regarded as one of Germany’s most promising young defenders, who has enjoyed a certain degree of success during his time at FC Bayern. Unfortunately, he hasn’t been able to enjoy the same level of growth that was expected when he initially made the move from Hoffenheim.
Nevertheless, the Frankfurt native is a strong centre-back, who does offer a lot of versatility. It is quite evident in his current role at FC Bayern, with new coach Julian Nagelsmann often shuffling him either in a centre-back or a right-back role.
Standing at 1.95m, Sule’s towering figure does offer him the physical and aerial advantage during a duel. But it is also quite deceiving as the former Hoffenheim prodigy is one of the fastest defenders at Bayern, despite his tendency to stroll through matches.
Moreover, the 26-year-old is a successful defender who has the pedigree at the highest level of football. The German has already made over 200 appearances in the Bundesliga while featuring 35 times for his country.
A Good Addition To The Team?
The potential arrival of Niklas Sule could be useful for Chelsea who are in dire need of defensive reinforcements. The Blues are already having difficulties tying Antonio Rudiger down to a new contract while the likes of Thiago Silva and Cesar Azpilicueta are in the final phase of their respective careers.
As such, Chelsea could use someone like Sule, who can offer some youthful exuberance to the team as well as provide the experience and winning mentality that could be useful in helping Thomas Tuchel build the core of a new-look defensive unit in the future.
At just 25, Sule has many years ahead of him, thus the prospect of potentially becoming a future leader at Stamford Bridge. His tall and imposing frame might also make him a tailor-made fit for the physically imposing nature of the Premier League.
Perhaps more importantly, the German international is likely to be available on a free transfer next summer, making him nothing short of a potential bargain for the reigning European champions.