Branislav Ivanovic’s 23-Year-Old Replacement At Right Back: Free Of Cost
Okay, let’s be honest here, Branislav Ivanovic wouldn’t cut into the top 10 Premier League clubs right now. Hell, I would be surprised if he starts for any other Premier League club other than Chelsea, that’s how much he has regressed in the past couple of years.
Now, some of the fans might say that I am exaggerating here, but the man has been handing in goals like discount products on supermarket almost every game! Antonio Conte knows this, fans have long known this and Chelsea Board finally understand it too! That’s the reason we have been linked to Tottenham’s Ben Davies to replace Ivanovic in January.
However, when you think about it, it makes no sense to shell out 20 Million Pounds for a player who isn’t even a regular in his parent club. It’s not like we don’t have any options. While, Nathan Ake and Baba Rahman might be out on loan, we do have Todd Kane who can fill in at Right Back!
The 23-year-old had a breakthrough season at NEC Nijmegen last year and was ready to challenge for the first team spot ahead of Ivanovic until he suffered an ACL injury in April similar to Zouma’s. Now, recovering at Cobham training ground alongside the Frenchman, Kane did an interview and a lot of interesting things came out of it:
Find out the full interview on next page.