One of the transfer rumors that has developed over the past few weeks is the rumor of Chelsea’s interest in Ivory Coast attackers, Wilfried Zaha. The 27-year-old player is believed to be recruited by Chelsea in January 2020. So, how is the response from Chelsea coach Frank Lampard on the issue?
In the transfer market this summer, Chelsea were allowed to buy new players, after their appeal was granted by FIFA. Before this, precisely in the summer transfer last summer, the Blues could not recruit new players. The situation became even more complicated, as the departure of coach Maurizio Sarri and Belgian star Eden Hazard.
Although performing quite well under the direction of Frank Lampard who relied on a series of young players, Chelsea are still considered inconsistent.
Therefore, it is believed there are a number of players on the London Blue Team shopping list on the occasion of the transfer market this winter. One name that is said to be brought Chelsea to Stamford Bridge is Wilfried Zaha.
The figure who operates as a winger is believed to be able to increase the attacking power of Chelsea for the rest of the season, moreover Zaha is a Winger Versatile, can operate as a right winger and left winger. The news circulating claims that Chelsea have started a discussion with Crystal Palace regarding the possibility of this transfer.
However, the news was denied by Frank Lampard. The Chelsea legend considers his team not needing the power of Wilfried Zaha. Moreover, Chelsea currently have Christian Pulisic, Willian, and Pedro to occupy the post as right-wingers. Therefore, buying Zaha was not included in the plan.
“I will not talk about Zaha, because he is not our player. If we have to make a transfer, we will do it in a way that we think is suitable to make us better, and it will be done behind the scenes rather than just announcing who we might want to bring, “Lampard explained.
Reportedly, Pedro Rodriguez was in demand by a number of European giants because it rarely got the chance to appear, including one of his own former clubs, Barcelona. But so far there hasn’t been any agreement reached yet.