Chelsea has recently jumped into the mix of teams chasing Morgan Schneiderlin for his signature this summer. After declaring he would be open to a move away from Saints, rumors have begun to circulate about where he could play next season.
Arsenal, Tottenham, Manchester United, and now Chelsea are prepared to fight it out for the French holding midfielder. With Ramires ready to leave Stamford Bridge for Barcelona this summer, and the lack of quality in the performances we have seen from John Obi Mikel, Mourinho would want to bring in a highly rated substitute for Nemanja Matić. Chelsea has struggled when Matić is out of the squad, which was evident in their Premier League loss against Newcastle United earlier in the season.
A quality backup holding midfielder is needed for next season, and there are not a lot of players that would suit Mourinho’s needs. He would be looking for someone with Premier League experience, the defensive ability of a center back, and he would have to be one of the strongest players on the pitch.
Schneiderlin meets all of those standards, playing for Southampton these past seven years, tracking back helping his back four, and physically dominating his opposition. Paul Pogba would be another player that would fill Mourinho’s needs, but he would not be comfortable playing behind Nemanja Matić, and would cost Chelsea around £58million.
Schneiderlin on the other hand, would be happy to play as Matić’s backup, and he would be available for around £25million. Yes, £25million is an awful lot of money for a backup, but Schneiderlin could also function as Cesc Fàbregas’ substitute and even Oscar’s at times.
Chelsea supporters should be excited of this news, because Schneiderlin is ten times the footballer Ramires or John Obi Mikel will ever be. He will provide the quality to boost Chelsea’s squad to a new level, and offering Chelsea another choice to push them deeper into the Champions League, after a disappointed result this year. Mourinho should focus his summer on pursuing the signature of Morgan Schneiderlin, because he is the most realistic option for Chelsea this summer.
Mikel always get sticks from ungreatful Chelsea fans.
Mikel is 10 times what you are not.
And can put you on financial support for 30years.
Chelsea should sign Miralem Pjanic and Schenderlin both to have two pairs ..fabregas can be pushed to number 10 . . .Also we should sign KDB, Ricardo Rodrigez , and recal M Salah and Kakuta to fight for wings. Good bye to Ramirez, Mikel, Drogba, Luiz
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