'Love this news': Some Chelsea fans happy with reported links to left-footed La Liga player

A section of Chelsea fans on social media were pleased to hear the reported news involving Alfonso Pedraza of Villarreal.

According to Calcio Napoli 24. The Blues remain in ‘pole position’ to sign Pedraza, who was recently crowned a Europa League winner.

The 25-year-old played a major role for Unai Emery’s side last campaign, making 44 appearances across all competitions.

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He is primarily a left-back, but can also be deployed as a winger.  


Plenty of Chelsea fans welcomed the update with open arms, as they urge Thomas Tuchel to transform his squad ahead of next season.

Here’s how they reacted on Twitter:


Possibly signing Pedraza would certainly come down to the current left-back situation at Chelsea.

Ben Chilwell is the first choice, with Marcos Alonso and Emerson Palmieri in reserve.

As it stands, the latter two are facing an uncertain summer, with one or both of them potentially set to be sold.

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Doing so would leave Tuchel rather short of options down his left flank and a move for a player like Pedraza might be necessary.

As he is contracted with Villarreal until 2025, Roman Abramovich will have to open his cheque book if he is to sign the La Liga defender.

This certainly isn’t the financial move Chelsea’s owner wants to make this window, as he continues his pursuit of a new striker.

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.