Midfielder to walk into Chelsea side, while Chelsea backed to wrap up £50 million deal for defender
JACK GREALISH could “walk” into the Chelsea team, says Match of the Day pundit Danny Murphy
Wehave been in the transfer headlines for the past few months after reports broke the news that Frank Lampard IS ABLE to sign players this transfer window in order to help the squad.
That has, of course, led to all sorts of speculation about whom could come into the club, who could leave the club, and what superstar signing that Lampard will seek to improve his very young side.
However, there has also been some shock rumours in the media that Villa midfielder Grealish could also be on the radar of Lampard after impressing during his first season back in the Premier League.
Speaking about Grealish to the Daily Mail, he said: “He can have an impact as a No10, off the left, in a midfield three or even as a deep-lying midfielder.
“He’d walk into the Arsenal, Spurs and Manchester United teams right away.”
Grealish has already scored 6 goals and assisted 5 more so far this season.
“He’s not inferior to Mateo Kovacic, Ross Barkley or Mason Mount at Chelsea.”
Meanwhile, Pundit Steve Nicol has backed Chelsea to wrap up a January deal for Brighton defender Lewis Dunk
We are looking for reinforcements in defence and see the Seagulls centre-back as a viable alternative to Antonio Rudiger, Fikayo Tomori, Kurt Zouma and Andreas Christensen.
Frank Lampard’s side have struggled at the back but have a big budget to work with after their transfer ban and reports in the media have claimed that we are lining up a mega money move for Dunk.
And speaking on ESPN FC, Nicol has claimed the signing of Dunk could make the same kind of impact that Virgil Van Dijk made after he signed for Liverpool.
“Look what Van Dijk has done for Liverpool… I have no problem [with big-money signings],” he said.
“The prices seem steep at the time, but if you’re telling me Lewis Dunk is going to cost £50million… those clubs have done some good business with what they’ve signed.
“Chelsea right now need players to come in and hit the ground running.
“If you go out and get someone from outside the Premier League, you’re not quite sure what you’re going to get.
“You know Lewis Dunk is going to be reliable, he’s going to be strong, he’s not gonna be flashy. You know exactly what you’re going to get.
“He’s experienced, he’s 28-years-old, he’s in his prime, it wouldn’t be a bad signing.
“I think they need strengthening, but still, £50million seems a little pricey.”