Premier League 2018-19: 3 Players Chelsea should sign in January
- Three players Chelsea should go for in the winter transfer window
#2 Nicolo Barella
The 21-year-old Italian who plays for Cagliari has already impressed many scouts with his performances and reportedly, top European clubs are interested in securing his services.
The young talented midfielder has earned comparisons with midfield greats like Steven Gerrard and Andrea Pirlo Being versatile, the traditional central midfielder can play as in a more attacking position and fill in the shoes of an attacking midfielder.
Meanwhile, it seems that Maurizio Sarri has not finalized the final position in a three-man midfield. While Jorginho and Kante have proven to be almost guaranteed starters, Sarri has shuffled between Kovacic and Ross Barkley for the major part in the first half of the season.
With the departure of Cesc Fabregas, Nicolo Barella will be a perfect long term solution for the final midfielder in Maurizio Sarri's 4-3-3. Although it remains to be seen whether Barella can prove himself in club football's biggest stages, he will surely have an impact if he fulfills his potential.Published 07 Jan 2019, 14:50 IST