Chelsea are set to move for Germany defender Matthias Ginter – who has been hailed as the new Sergio Ramos.
Despite all the superstars that arrived, and despite the fact that we are looking more defensively solid at the back, there is a feeling that a new defender needs to be signed in the transfer window in order for the club to close in on a Premier League title.
We were interested in bringing the 26-year-old Ginter to Stamford Bridge over the summer but a deal failed to materialise, as we could not agree a fee for the player, as Borussia wanted close to £50 million from the club
But now reports have claimed that wewill seek to splash the cash in the January transfer window to FINALLY secure a transfer deal, but will be hoping that he will not cost £50 million to acquire.
The 26-year-old has been likened to Real Madrid legend Ramos by Germany World Cup-winning skipper and former Sun Sport columnist Lothar Mattheus, he told Sky Sports Germany: “Ginter has become a leader at the back, in a similar way to Ramos at Real.
“He doesn’t just give instructions to his team-mates, but leads them as well. That’s what Ginter is doing really well at the moment. He reminds me of Ramos.”
Meanwhile, Pat Nevin has acknowledged that Hakim Ziyech is “an even better player than I thought he was”
The former Blues star told the club’s official website: “In two games he has proved to be an even better player than I thought he was, and I thought he was very good anyway.
“That ability to see crucial through balls and be able to play them at the right time and the right pace in between packed defences is something we really needed to add to our arsenal.
“His pass to Timo Werner for the third goal was an overlooked moment of genius. Anyone from Kevin De Bruyne to Cesc Fabregas would have been proud of that assist.
“It wasn’t his only moment of fabulous vision. The two goals in two games had the look of a natural finisher about them. He doesn’t panic when he is in the box, he is in total control of the situation, a sure sign of a very good player.
“The creativity is a given then, but most Chelsea fans and definitely the gaffer will have noticed his work-rate, too. His closing down and efforts to win the ball back high up the field were top class.
“Again I will be honest and admit that I wasn’t expecting that level of work-rate, but it looks very much like the right team spirit is in his make-up and it is not just the early efforts of a new player trying to impress.”