'Has been outstanding': TalkSPORT pundit raves about 26-year-old World Cup star Chelsea reportedly want to sign
Dean Ashton raved about the display from Chelsea target Denzel Dumfries on Saturday as the Netherlands secured a 3-1 victory against the United States at the World Cup.
Dumfries inspired the Netherlands on the weekend with his excellent individual display, which included a goal and two assists in the last-16 tie.
The 26-year-old Inter Milan star is a key individual within the Dutch XI, providing a massive attacking threat from the right wing-back position.
He’s played every minute of the tournament so far for the Netherlands, who will face either Argentina or Australia in the quarter-final.
Dumfries against United States
TalkSPORT pundit Dean Ashton absolutely loved the performance earlier today from Dumfries:
“His (Dumfries) contribution to the game has been outstanding both in defence and attack, he’s got back when he’s needed to and caused a lot of problems,” Ashton told talkSPORT.
In addition, Martin Keown waxed lyrical about the full-back’s latest World Cup display.
He’s been having a decent individual season at club level with Inter Milan and these contributions on the World Cup stage should only enhance his reputation further.
Dumfries doesn’t quite fall into the category of a breakout star from the World Cup because he’s already well known across Europe, but could it be the catalyst for Premier League clubs to big bid for him?
For Chelsea, they need to convince a wing-back to sign knowing they’re likely to play second fiddle to Reece James.