Premier League Leaders Chelsea FC targeting Everton full-back Seamus Coleman according to Dailymail for a price of 20 million pounds in the coming summer transfer window.
It is known that Jose Mourinho is an avid admirer of the Irish full back and this makes the move look more and more probable.
Coleman has been an integral part of the Everton team since 2010 after returning from loan at Blackpool. The full back initially started life at Irish club Sligo Rovers before being signed by Everton for just 60000 pounds.
PERFORMANCE LAST SEASON
Hailed as one of the best full backs in the world by his current manager Roberto Martinez, Coleman has been a part of the tight Everton defence which conceded just 39 goals. His performance for the last season was also awarded with a place in the team of the season for 2013-14.
Coleman also had a pass completion at 88% which is the second highest and also created 45 chances during the whole of last season.
AN IDEAL SIGNING
Now what would make Coleman a good signing is that his natural position is a right back to which we haven’t got an ideal replacement i.e., a Premier League experienced player. With a lot of young prospects out for loan for Chelsea it is clear that they would not be returning as finished products soon and signing Coleman would help the Blues negotiate the transition phase with ease without suffering any setbacks.
POSSIBILITIES OF THE MOVE
The potential move to Chelsea is on the verge of gathering more momentum as Everton are said to have been scouting possible replacements like the 23 year old Montoya from Barcelona and Rochdale’s Rhys Bennett who is also of the same age. Since Jose Mourinho is also interested in the prospect of signing the full back, splashing the cash shouldn’t be hard for Chelsea once a deal is in place.
HOW SUITABLE IS HE?
Since the full backs are often used offensively in Chelsea’s current playing style, Coleman would take to this team like a duck to water. We have often seen Ivanovic and Azpilicueta/Luis run down the side and put some deadly crosses or assist the midfielders before making their move and in this regard, Coleman is not so different and hence signing him seems very much apt.
He has recently signed a 5 and a half year contract with Everton but if Chelsea come calling in the summer of 2015, it might not be that hard for the Irish full back to make a decision.
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Edited By: Shashank Rai