In recent years, Chelsea Football Club now become a home for Brazilians, so much that the blues made their second away jersey Yellow and blue, and dedicated it to Brazil. With the likes of Alex, David Luiz, Willian, Oscar, Fillipe Luiz and Ramires, the blues would certainly be the first pick for any Brazillian. And the latest Brazilian interested in joining their ranks is Douglas Costa. A player who is certainly going to boost Chelsea tickets sales and other commercial activities of the club.
The Shakhtar Donetsk player is said to be interested in joining the blues but, Chelsea are unwilling to meet Shakhtar’s valuation of the player. Aside that, the deal is still unlikely to happen as according to reports, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich and Shakhtar owner Rinat Akhmetov are fighting a cold war between themselves as each side takes opposing sides in the Ukraine political conflict. This may well be an end to whatever chances Chelsea has to sign the player. According to Le10 Sport (translated by yours truly), PSG are very interested in the player but they see Chelsea as a big threat to signing him. According to the French media outlet, Chelsea have made a firm offer of €30m/£22m for the player which has not been rejected by his current club.
Douglas Costa who has not hidden his administration for Chelsea boss’, Jose Mourinho, joined Shakhtar Donetsk in from Gremio in 2010, has been in fine form this season, which has attracted interests from a host of top European club sides including Arsenal and Manchester United.
An attacking midfielder’s role in the side is to create chances, assist goals and score some as well, Douglas Costa is able to do all three having scored twice and created 10 chances in Europe’s elite competition last season.
It is unsurprising that Douglas Costa wants to test himself at the highest level at this point of his career, and the jump to the Premier League ( if it happens ) will be perfect for him as he enters his prime years as a footballer, but it remains to be seen whether Chelsea really need him when you consider their current stock of diminutive playmakers.
With Hazard and Oscar have improved this season, Cesc Fabregas pulling the strings behind, I do not see how the Brazilian will command regular playing time with Chelsea unless someone leaves which in it own won’t be good for the club’s stability.