Chelsea owner Todd Boehly is making sweeping changes from head to toe as he looks to assert his authority in the Premier League and create a force to be reckoned with over the coming era of football.
Having already parted with £371m since arriving at Stamford Bridge last year, the Blues’ owner is showing little sign of being deterred from continuing to inject vibrant life into the outfit, with high-profile forward moves for Mykhaylo Mudryk and Joao Felix already struck this winter.
A further area that is being targeted for reinforcement is the defensive right flank, with established right-back Reece James battling injury issues this season and stalwart Cesar Azpilicueta now 33 years old, several names have been underlined.
And one budding talent that could indeed find themselves in Chelsea blue in short time is Bayer Leverkusen’s Jeremie Frimpong, who has been earning plaudits for his offensive skills, pace and physicality in the German Bundesliga.
And now, according to GIVEMESPORT, Frimpong is mulling over a move with initial enquires having been made, but is hesitant to plunge headfirst into the waters at Stamford Bridge following concerns over playing time.
And rightly so, James is one of the Premier League’s best full-backs, if not the gl0be’s, and the 22-year-old and €30m (£26m-valued) Frimpong boasts an offensive calibre that deservedly earns a place under the lights at one of Europe’s premier outfits.
Should Chelsea sign Jeremie Frimpong?
Having faith in his capabilities on the pitch would go a long way, with his 22 appearances for Leverkusen this season an indication that he boasts the acumen to flourish for an ambitious outfit, with his five goals and three assists indeed telling the story of his attack-minded demeanour on the pitch.
As per FBref, the “exciting talent” – as dubbed by Transfermarkt’s Stefen Bienkowski – ranks among the top 3% of full-backs across Europe’s top five leagues for rate of goals, the top 7% for assists, the top 1% for dribbles completed and the top 2% for touches in the attacking box.
Bearing this in mind, a deadly connection with Chelsea playmaker Hakim Ziyech could be swiftly achieved, with the creative ingenuity of the Moroccan phenom creating pockets of space and prompting effective overlaps that will only enhance Potter’s prospects of success, the two players working in intrinsic tandem and merging the contrasting skill-sets together with aplomb.
As per Whoscored, the left-footed Ziyech averages 2.6 key passes a match over the entirety of his career, as well as taking a remarkable 3.6 shots, and Frimpong’s destructive impact in the offensive third, both as a direct presence and creative auxiliary option, would reap the rewards for the club.
Chelsea must swoop for one of football’s most exciting wide options, bolstering the position and providing Potter with another excellent option to utilise as he looks to kick his Chelsea tenure into resounding life.