The transfer window is also a cryptic social media season for many top professionals considering a move away from their current clubs. Not that it takes Alan Turing to decipher a sportsman’s thinly veiled coded status. Chelsea’s pursuit of Wesley Fofana just got interesting, to be fair. On Monday evening, Fofana became active as his Twitter bio was edited to remove the words ‘Leicester city‘. Moreover, on Tuesday morning, Blues supporters and Foxes fans were widely questioning an Instagram post from the Frenchman. In this post, the defender used a quote in his native language which contained a motivational type message.
Essentially, the conveyed proverb ignores the naysayers and does what’s right for you. While not a bad philosophy at all, it is tellingly topical, divisive, and a reckless move for a professional to make. Fofana took similar action and pressured former club Saint-Etienne to originally seal a move to the King Power side. Fofana could probably be secured for an extravagant sum of over £85million or so, but the west London side will likely have to sweeten the deal with one of their unwanted, up-and-coming or peripheral employees. Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Levi Colwill – someone Leicester have definitely followed – was mentioned in connection with a parts swap. Although Brighton & Hove Albion may disrupt LCFC’s desire for Colwill.
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Another potential swap could be on the cards at Fulham Road as the ideal signing of Thomas Tuchel has been discussed. According Sky Sport’s Florian Plettenbergof Josko Gvardiol of RB Leipzig is the “dream target” for Tuchel. Plettenberg adds that Leipzig want to keep their man; however, the German team would like a reunion with Chels striker Timo Werner.
The journalist claims that realizing the dream of capturing the centre-back will be ‘difficult to achieve’. Werner seems like the perfect appeasement for his fellow Germans; but they are holding their ground insisting a swap is not on the cards as Gvardiol is unavailable. Apparently, Red Bulls’ preference is to keep their defender and take the striker to the Red Bull Arena. Leipzig don’t want much, do they? !
I think Werner’s options are exhausted at CFC. I was never particularly upset by the German international before his move to England. Since then, he has done very little to justify his status, salary or transfer fee. Unloading it and getting a top pick selection would be superb.
The Bundesliga side and their former star are said to be in talks at the moment. Juventus, Newcastle United and Real Madrid are other major teams to have been linked with strong interest in the 26-year-old, but Leipzig leads the race.
Focusing briefly on Gvardiol, this addition would seemingly complete the Blues’ defensive line-up. The Croatian is an advanced centre-half par excellence who has a difficult streak. On the negative side, this can lead to turnovers, as well as fouls in dangerous positions. While the opposite school of thought suggests he will stop the attacks and launch his own. Gvardiol provides a slight threat from set pieces at the other end of the pitch.