Continuing the feature we’ve been running this week, ThisIsFutbol continues to suggest five potential signings from La Liga for the clubs of the Premier League. This time around it’s Chelsea, double winners in England who’ll be looking to go one better next year and finally add the Champion’s League to their collection. Only the best available interest Chelsea, so here’s who they should go for:
Sergio Aguero (Atletico Madrid)
A no brainer. Aguero’s believed to be one of Chelsea’s top transfer targets and it’s no surprise given how well he’s performed in an otherwise limited Atletico Madrid side. Aguero could prove the perfect foil for Didier Drogba given the difference in their playing styles and would have many years to give to the club unlike their current ageing strikers. Speedy, precise and intelligent on the pitch, Aguero’s a great player and could excel for anyone. Could be bullied off the ball too easily but he’s good enough to find ways around it.
Dani Alves (Barcelona)
Right back is far from Chelsea’s most assured position and a top quality full back would go a long way to boosting the team. Barcelona have been talking about signing a new right back this summer and doing so would surely create an opening for Alves to move on as he won’t want to risk his place being taken. A very potent attacking force with a great free kick and crunching tackles to his name, Alves would be a top signing for the Londoners.
Juan Mata (Valencia)
It’s being widely reported that Mata will move to Barcelona this summer but a deal is far from agreed. Florent Malouda’s just had the season of his life but there’s no doubting the class that Mata has. Extremely dangerous on the left wing, Mata’s also capable of playing as a second striker and is a good goalscorer. Should be relatively cheap given Valencia’s financial troubles which is another boost.
David Silva (Valencia)
Another one of the men who most believe will leave Valencia this summer, there’s little bad that could be said about David Silva. The Spain midfielder can play anywhere in midfield, is extremely creative, capable of scoring and assisting plentifully and always works his hardest for his team. A class act.
Ezequiel Garay (Real Madrid)
There’s talk that Ricardo Carvalho will leave Stamford Bridge this summer which would leave a need for more centre backs to be at Carlo Ancelotti’s disposal. Chelsea could do with more pace back there as it is which is why I don’t hesitate to recommend Garay. The Argentinean was excellent for Racing Santander but doesn’t seem likely to play much for Real when Pepe is fit so Real may consider selling. Garay is fast, strong in the tackle and a good all around defender, he can even fill in at full back. Would definitely be good cover for John Terry and Alex.
So there you have it, five players who Chelsea would benefit from signing. The players in question are already playing for top clubs but a move abroad could be appealing and who seems a more appealing option than the champions of England? After all, the English league is the only real competition to La Liga in the fight for being known as the world’s best league. Any of those players you think shouldn’t be there? Anyone we’ve missed out? Let us know!