Chelsea will be one of the most interesting teams this summer, with links to virtually every big name of the transfer market, including Paul Pogba, Paulo Dybala, Gareth Bale, and Alexandre Lacazette. But looking at Mourinho’s squad, the only obvious hole is at right wing. He has Willian and Juan Cuadrado, but compared to the other stars on the team they do not come close to matching in quality. One of the possible replacements could be Marco Reus. The German attacking midfielder can play almost any position in the attacking third, on either wing, as an central attacking midfielder, or even as a forward. He is only 25 years of age, and is already a world-class footballer. With Jürgen Klopp on his way out of the Westfalenstadion, some of Dortmund’s biggest stars could follow. Mats Hummels, İlkay Gündoğan, and now Marco Reus. Reus recently signed a new contract with the German side, which removed the £20million release clause in his previous contract. Chelsea could probably convince Dortmund to sell with a bid around £35million.
Chelsea has been linked to other wingers, most notably Gareth Bale. Bale, being a Welshman, is some Chelsea supporters’ first choice. He provides the Premier League experience that Reus lacks, and since he grew up as a Premier League fan, he knows what it takes to win it. Marco Reus has also had his fair share of injury problems in the recent years. After missing majority of this season, and the entire world cup, his health may raise questions if he is actually worth the £35million.
Chelsea could afford to sign the German, but they would either have to sell Oscar, Willian, or recent signing Juan Cuadrado. The most likely to be sold would be Oscar. He hasn’t impressed after the turn of the year, and has been linked to a move to Juventus. Oscar could be sold for something around £30million, which would be enough to fund a move for Reus. It would also allow Willian to move to the number 10 role, and provide Reus the opportunity to play out wide, looking for passes to Diego Costa, Eden Hazard, and Willian.
Marco Reus would elevate the Chelsea squad to a whole other level, and provide the depth to push them deeper into the Champions League.