In a recent report, The Evening Standard claimed that Chelsea are set to turn their attention to Inter Milan winger Denzel Dumfries this summer. It has been mentioned that the Blues are eyeing a move to bring the Dutch wide player to Stamford Bridge before the end of this summer transfer window.
Dumfries’ Recent Form At San Siro
Dumfries had a decent campaign in Italy but struggled to be consistent at times with his productivity in the opponent’s half. The Dutch sensation registered five goals and seven assists in 45 appearances for the Italian club last season across all fronts.
The 26-year-old could only manage to average 1.0 tackles, 1.2 shots, 0.8 key passes and 0.5 dribbles per game in Serie A. He even distributed the ball relatively well after completing 77.1% of his attempted passes in top-flight football (stats via whoscored).
Is Dumfries A Good Option For Chelsea Boss Thomas Tuchel?
Dumfries is a solid tackler of the ball and is proficient at generating space for himself to get some shots in at goal. He can create chances for others around him in the attacking end of the field but needs to find a way to be more efficient in front of the opposition goal.
Still, there is no denying that the Dutch sensation is good enough to chip in with a handful of important goals and assists up top.
Someone of Dumfries’ skillset could be a decent option for Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel to consider in this off-season. He will add more goals and creativity to the Blues‘ attack and could help them challenge for some top honours over the next few years if he can make a smooth transition to life in the Premier League.
At 26, Dumfries is about to enter his prime and is well-equipped to make an instant impact at Stamford Bridge. Thus, Chelsea would be wise to orchestrate a move to get him on board during this summer transfer period. However, there are some concerns over whether he could be able to handle the physical nature and high intensity of English football.