TCC View: Chelsea should reconsider £20m PL star linked last month, Potter once called him 'sensational'
Brighton’s Adam Webster is a talented individual Chelsea should target further down the line.
Of course, now is the time for Chelsea to focus on their current crop of players, especially after spending huge in the summer transfer window.
Graham Potter left his role as Brighton manager this week to become the new head coach at Stamford Bridge, so he’ll need to assess the Blues squad as a whole in the next couple of months.
However, the work behind the scenes should always have an eye on recruitment. Incidentally, it’s been reported the Blues want to find and appoint a new sporting director within the next couple of months.
If you’re looking at areas Chelsea may still need to address at some stage soon, the defence is definitely one of them.
Brilliant centre-half Thiago Silva, who turns 38 this month, will run out of steam eventually. Elsewhere, 33-year-old club captain Cesar Azpilicueta is showing signs of slowing down.
The London club did superbly well to sign centre-halves Wesley Fofana and Kalidou Koulibaly in the summer, but you feel there will need to be a new-look defence moving forward.
Chelsea should target Webster
Chelsea’s sights were reportedly on Webster as recently as last month, and he’s a player they should reconsider a move for in upcoming transfer windows.
The £20million talent has grown into a superb Premier League defender in the past couple of seasons for Brighton, who definitely goes under the radar.
He’s a ball-playing centre-half that Chelsea need to keep eyeing, especially now that his former manager Potter is in charge at Stamford Bridge.
It was reported in August that Chelsea had Brighton’s 27-year-old defender on their radar as a possible target.
Described as “sensational” by Potter in 2021, he’s a technically excellent centre-half that’s been a key player under Chelsea’s new coach at the Amex Stadium.
If there are any doubts about Webster making the leap to a top club, perhaps the presence of Potter could ease that.