Thomas Tuchel is reportedly gunning for Chelsea to sign Lorenzo Insigne, whose contract at Napoli expires in the summer of 2022
According to Fichajes, Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has urged the club to move for Napoli star Lorenzo Insigne.
The 30-year-old is one of the most recognizable names in the Napoli outfit and the Serie A. A veteran of the game, he played a starring role in Italy’s successful Euro 2020 run.
The Blues have done well under Tuchel, even winning the UEFA Champions League last season. They have now experienced consecutive defeats for the first time under the German, a rude awakening of sorts. While the twin setbacks do not impact the Blues season drastically, it shows that the squad has room for development despite its riches. A major reason for Chelsea’s troubles can be attributed to the absence of Mason Mount.
The Englishman is an archetypal Tuchel player who contributes to the attack from midfield. The Blues have lacked a similar replacement for the youngster, who drives up the field and can think outside the box. Mount’s major weapon, however, is his mobility. Something that Tuchel is harnessing into an effective weapon.
Insigne is a similar mould of player and will offer Chelsea an alternative when needed. Such an option will not just give Tuchel more strength in depth but also an alternative to Mount. As of now, the German is putting all his eggs in one basket.
An extremely mobile player capable of fulfilling various roles, Insigne can help connect the midfield effectively to the attack. Romelu Lukaku is a beast of a player but looked isolated and starved of service last weekend against Manchester City. It was just the kind of game that was crying out for a player of Insaigne’s abilities.
The Italian’s contract at Napoli expires next summer, meaning Chelsea could land a highly impactful player for free. More so, given his age, he will not stand in the way of either Mount of Kai Havertz’s development at the club.
The Italian ace came through the ranks at Napoli and has been a key player for the club for over a decade now. Nicknamed the Italian Messi, he also took his talents to the international stage this summer. Insigne played in six of Italy’s seven games at the Euros as the Azzurri went on to lift the title.
Both Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech have failed to hit the height expected of them at Stamford Bridge and could be moved on if their form does not improve. Whether Insigne will be one of the players who will replace the duo remains to be seen. The Italian’s addition will also add a nice drop of experience to a Chelsea side that is still quite young.