Chelsea had been linked with a potential move to sign Edson Alvarez in the summer transfer window. It’s claimed by British media that Chelsea are set to bid again for Ajax midfielder Edson Alvarez in January.
The 25-year-old has been with Ajax since 2019, having signed for the club from América for 15 million euros. The Mexico international’s current deal expires in 2025.
He has banged in one goal and provided two assists in 19 matches for Ajax this term on all fronts.
The 25-year-old is considered to be one of the best midfielders in Mexico. His record for Mexico is also impressive. Alvarez has scored three goals in 61 matches for Mexico at senior level.
His impressive performances this season have apparently caught the eye of some of Europe’s big clubs.
Graham Potter wants to sign a new midfielder and Edson Alvarez is one of the names at the top of his wishlist. The report claims that Chelsea manager has extensively scouted Alvarez and is considering a move for the midfielder.
The Blues are in the market for just a handful of statement signings who can improve the first-team.
The former América man will add a new dimension to Chelsea’s midfield. He has the quality and the experience to make an immediate impact.
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According to the report, “Chelsea are ready to revive a bid for Ajax midfielder Edson Alvarez. The Blues made a £43million move for the 25-year-old at the end of the summer transfer window earlier this year. And, according to transfer expert Simon Phillips, Alvarez is anticipating that Chelsea will come back in for him in the New Year. Ajax weren’t willing to allow Alvarez to leave the club in the summer as they wouldn’t have been able to replace him so close to the transfer deadline. The midfielder was left disappointed to have missed out on a move to Stamford Bridge and even went AWOL from training during the deadline day saga. But he could finally be set to get his move next month.”
Ajax are reluctant to let Alvarez go, but a big enough bid could persuade them to sell.
The Premier League giants might have to pay over the odds to sign the midfielder.
Good signing for Chelsea?
If Chelsea and Potter are seriously considering a midfielder, Alvarez could also prove to be a smart option.
A midfielder of Alvarez’s ceiling will be a massive addition to Chelsea squad as he will not only improve the overall quality of Graham Potter’s starting XI but also add some stability and variety to his midfield department.
It will be interesting to see if Chelsea make their move for the 25-year-old in the coming weeks.
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Naples-born Enzo Cattaneo has spent more than a decade living in Madrid and writing about Spanish football, German football and the Premier League for various Spanish football websites and now he writes about World football for World Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers and rumours pretty much nonstop since the 2002 FIFA World Cup in South Korea. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time playing Esports games.