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The Frenchman who could turn into Chelsea's Mo Salah

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11.87K   //    15 Jan 2019, 23:39 IST

Chelsea currently look the busiest team in the January transfer market. There is a lot of transfer gossip going on around the London club with recent links with Higuain, Paredes and Barella. On the other hand, it looks quite likely that their 18-year-old wonderkid Hudson Odoi will be on his way to Munich quite soon. This is a huge blow for Chelsea as their other two wingers are already beyond 30 years of age and look inconsistent at this moment in time.

And with Hazard having intentions of leaving the club to join Real Madrid, Chelsea are hungry to add wingers to their side. Having already signed Pulisic, Chelsea are looking to add one more winger to their side. They are already linked to a number of wingers but one name which is not on the list is Florian Thauvin.

Willian might be on the move so Chelsea will need winger
Willian might be on the move so Chelsea will need winger


The Frenchman is having a spectacular season at Marseille scoring 11 and assisting 3 in his 15 league appearances. The 25 year old joined Marseille from Newcastle United in 2016. Since then he has scored 50 goals for Marseille in 102 appearances. Thauvin was a Premier League flop at Newcastle where he didn’t manage to score any goal in his one year spell in the Premier League.

But a move back to France was the best move for Thauvin’s career where he has thrived since joining 3years ago. Thauvin was originally signed by Marseille in 2013 from Bastia. He served two seasons there scoring 13 goals in 60 appearances before making a move to the Premier League and eventually returning back.

Thauvin is the perfect winger Chelsea are looking for. He is fast, agile and has a major strength in dribbling past players. He likes to cut the ball inside just like Eden Hazard. He has scored a lot of curlers in League 1.

His finishing is strong and stylish something which Chelsea needs from its wingers. He has an amazing vision to play through balls in order to create goal scoring opportunities. He has a great left foot and has a knack of scoring goals from free kicks.

He has the ability to make Chelsea’s attack a lot more frightening than it looks right now. He can be Chelsea’s Mo Salah; a Premier League reject who can turn into a serious goal scorer for the club. Its quite clear that he is a goal scoring winger who doesn’t really concentrate on assisting his teammates. So he is kind of similar to what Mo Salah is at Liverpool.

Thauvin has been on fire for Marseille this season
Thauvin has been on fire for Marseille this season

He is currently not linked to any club, which is quite surprising. He was in France’s World Cup winning squad but just got one substitute opportunity to play in Russia. His goals are increasing year by year. And at the age of 25, it will be a perfect move even for Thauvin to come back to England with Chelsea.

When he came to Newcastle, he was too young and was not given enough time to settle down. Now, he seems matured enough to play at the top level with Chelsea. He can be a perfect signing for Sarri which will surely boost his chances of winning the Premier League next season and Chelsea need a goal scoring winger Florian Thauvin fits the bill for them. Chelsea can actually use their out of favor striker Michy Bathshuayi as make-weight in the deal to bring Thauvin to Stamford Bridge. 

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