Lille Owner opens up and announces Defender Gabriel is ready for big move with Chelsea keen on deal
Lille owner Gerard Lopez has opened up and told the likes of Chelsea that defender Gabriel is now ready for a bigger move.
There is some speculation in the media that Lampard will be handed the kind of funds he needs to improve the side in the summer, and bring in a couple new defenders, a midfielder and maybe a new striker, with Gabriel reportedly on the shopping list.
The Lille defender’s performances in Ligue 1 have attracted plenty of interest from other high bidders in Europe over the past few seasons, and considering the Blues still need to improve the summer transfer window, he has has been added to that list.
Lille are fending off interest in their Brazilian centre-half Gabriel, but Lopez revealed last month that the 22-year-old is ready for a move to a bigger club.
He told the Daily Mail: ‘It’s true that he would like to go and try something else out. We haven’t taken that decision yet, but he’s received a number of offers.
‘I feel he’s closer to one club than others, but nothing’s done yet so we’ll see.
‘I feel he is among the top five dominant central defenders in Europe right now. His statistics, which aren’t well covered outside of France, shows that his percentage for winning duels is pretty unheard of in a league that’s extremely physical.’
Gabriel is a very good defender that could improve the squad if he is signed, but we need to make sure that we do not pay over the top to complete a transfer deal as anything more than his asking price, will be far too much.
But as we said, he would be a very good addition to the side if we managed to secure a summer transfer deal, so lets see what happens in the coming weeks.[the_ad id=”164″]