As the end of the current Premier League season draws near, we see Chelsea being linked to a plethora of young talents around the globe.
While some of them are just baseless rumors, there are others that do make sense and one of them is the 18-year-old Jose Mauri, who is currently plying his trade at the Serie A club Parma.
According to the Metro news, Chelsea are interested in the signing of the Argentine youngster who has already made 25 appearances for the Serie A side. Playing for a top tier club in Italy at such a tender age helps him fit the Blues’ portfolio of upcoming talents for the future.
For most of the Blues fans who are unaware of this wonder kid, Jose Mauri is a Central Midfielder, who can also play as a DM or as a box to box midfielder. Short in stature but an aggressive ball winner, the Argentine has been praised for his grit and also for the tactical flexibility he provides in the middle.
Mauri started this season as a Defensive Midfield for Parma but has quickly been shifted to a more box to box role. He accounts for the two goals and is credited with a series of chances he has created from the middle. As per the Argentine:
“The coach [Donadoni] has left me with a bit more freedom. Now I can look for space to receive the ball and to score goals.”
For all his qualities and potential, there is no doubt the Argentine is still far from being a finished product and there’s no way he is going to walk into our first team if the Blues do buy him this summer. Most probably, Mauri will spent a couple of seasons on loan before he becomes good enough to have a crack at the first team, which too if we are truly interested in him.
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Edited By: Ojas