Loftus-Cheek message sent, Hudson-Odoi message sent, Jorginho offers clubs something different and Bakayoko deal done in icchelseanews roundup..
Gianfranco Zola has opened up and told Chelsea fans just why the club decided to keep hold of Jorginho this summer.
Despite being an integral part of the side this season, there was alot of transfer speculation in the media which suggested that the club were ready to let Jorginho leave the club if the right offer arrived at the club.
That led to speculation that he could head back to Italian football this summer, and it even led to reports in the media that Arsenal were ready to swoop in and get a transfer deal done after they failed to sign Houssem Aouar.
However, we opted to keep hold of the talented midfielder, and Zola has opened up on the classy midfielder, telling fans that he gives the side a different option on how to play the game, he was quoted on the club website: “With Jorginho it depends what type of football you want to play.
“If you want to play possession where you have the ball all the time and you play a lot of passes, there are not many as good as him around. If you ask Jorginho to cover 50 metres of pitch in width and get all the balls back, it’s going to be difficult.
“Jorginho is not a player that has a lot of physicality and mobility but he is very intelligent and is always in the right place. If you have someone who can help him, he can make a big difference. It’s just about getting the best out of him.”
Chelsea have said farewell to Tiemoue Bakayoko following his switch to Napoli, and the Italians are delighted.
After months of speculation, we finally managed to secure a transfer deal for Bakayoko and get him off the wage bill, after Napoli came in at the back end of the transfer window and took him on loan for the season.
The Italians coach had requested his services to strengthen Napoli team in the middle of the park and Italians managed to bring him back to Serie A, and Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis then opened up and confirmed the acquisition of Tiemoue Bakayoko from the club, revealing his delight that the midfielder has made the back to Italian football: “Welcome Tiemoue,” he wrote in one of his trademark tweets.
Napoli have then released an official statement on their website:
“SSC Napoli are delighted to announce the signing of Tiemoue Bakayoko on loan for the 2020/21 season.
“Bakayoko was born in Paris on 17 August 1994. He came through the youth ranks at Rennes and made his professional debut for them in Ligue 1 in 2013.
“The following season he moved to Monaco, where he made 63 appearances over three seasons and helped them win the title in 2016/17.
“Chelsea acquired his services in the summer of 2017 and the midfielder played 29 games in the Premier League and Champions League scoring two goals. He also won an FA Cup winners’ medal with the Blues.
“Tiemoue spent the 2018/19 season at AC Milan on loan, racking up 31 appearances for the Rossoneri with a goal in the Milan derby.
“He then rejoined Monaco on loan for the 2019/2020 campaign, before returning to Chelsea this summer.”
Fulham hailed the arrival of a ‘world-class player in the prime of his career’ as they sealed a deadline day loan deal for Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
Loftus-Cheek has been plagued by injuries since his move back to the Bridge, which has seen his development falter, and with the new players that have been signed this summer, he was told that he would no longer be a regular starter at the club.
Fulham won the race for the central midfielder, who said he was excited to try and get back to his ‘best football’ at Craven Cottage.
“I’m really happy to come ‘next door,’ if you will,” he said. I watched Fulham at the start of the season and they looked like they’re playing decent football.
“With this manager [former England midfielder Scott Parker], I think I can get back to my best football. That’s the main thing for me, to find my form and help this team win games.”
Fulham owner Tony Khan added: “I’m thrilled to announce the arrival of Ruben Loftus-Cheek to Fulham Football Club on loan from Chelsea FC.
“Ruben is a world-class player in the prime of his career, he has earned great experience in the Premier League, and we believe he will be so valuable to our club in our fight ahead of us.
“Come on Fulham!”
Callum Hudson-Odoi boasts the kind of “huge potential” that Chelsea should be looking to keep on their books, says Gianfranco Zola.
Regarded as one of the very best talents in the game, Hudson-Odoi has once again been in the transfer headlines over the past few weeks after reports emerged that Bayern Munich were keen to take him to the Bundesliga on a loan basis.
Added competition for places, along with the odd injury issue, means that Hudson-Odoi is no longer guaranteed a regular role at Stamford Bridge, and with the Euros next summer, he is definitely interested in making the move to The German Champions.
But amid all the speculation, Zola believes we need to be doing all that they can to retain the services of the talented 19-year-old, The Chelsea legend told Sky Sports: “When you are talking about a young player you are talking about how good he is and how good he can become and certainly Callum is one of those players who has huge potential.
“It will be down to him to keep working and improving, but in my opinion he has a bright future ahead of him because he has qualities not many players have.
“Now it is down to him to use those qualities in the best way. You don’t have to just work on your game, you have to work on yourself. This is the last step to becoming a big, big player.”
We totally agree and firmly believe that the club should be all they can to make sure that Hudson-Odoi does not leave the club, he is a very special player that can become one of the very best wingers in the game.