Recent reports suggests Chelsea may be lining up a move for Brighton’s Adam Webster, which is deal that may remind some of Gary Cahill’s transfer back in 2012.
According to the Mirror, Chelsea are considering a potential swoop in the summer for Brighton defender Webster.
The report explains the 27-year-old is a player who’s under consideration for the Blues. Newcastle United are mentioned as potential suitors, too.
He’s not a high-profile name like reported Chelsea target Jules Kounde, but that doesn’t mean he couldn’t be a great addition.
Webster, who’s currently a vital player in the Brighton XI, is putting in some brilliant displays on a consistent basis in the Premier League. He even scored in a 1-1 draw against Chelsea last month.
The 6ft 3in centre-back is a real powerhouse that’s great in the air and he reads the game well. In addition, the Englishman is very capable with the ball at his feet to match the style of Brighton manager Graham Potter.
Comparison to serial Chelsea winner Cahill
Cahill spent seven-and-a-half seasons as a player at Stamford Bridge and there are plenty of similarities with Webster.
The 36-year-old centre-back left the Bridge in 2019 as someone who won the Champions League, Europa League (two), Premier League (two), FA Cup (two) and League Cup.
However, he wasn’t a big name when he joined from Bolton Wanderers.
The English defender, who’s still impressing at Championship club Bournemouth in the twilight of his career, came in as an old fashioned centre-back that loved to defend by putting his body on the line. He was strong in possession, too.
There are plenty of similarities in his game and Brighton’s Webster.
It takes a transfer to a big club to truly discover if a player can make the step up to European level, so Chelsea fans certainly shouldn’t be put off by links to a top talent like Webster.
The Blues should be keeping a close eye on him to see how his form is during the rest of the 2021/22 campaign.
The signs are there that he could make the leap in his mid-20s just like Cahill.
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