The Daily Mail has suggested a possible reason why Ezequiel Lavezzi could move to Stamford Bridge this summer.
With Paris Saint-Germain eyeing up moves to rip out the heart of Chelsea’s first team following a deal for David Luiz, the Blues seem keen to get Lavezzi coming the other way and they stand a great chance of doing so.
“Chelsea are understood to have asked about a price for Argentine Lavezzi who is keen to play in a more competitive league,” writes Simon Jones.
It’s definitely arguable that the Premier League is a more challenging league than Ligue One, with sides capable of beating each other from first place all the way through to 20th.
While the same pool of teams compete for the Premier League title each season, it’s a larger pool than is the case in France with PSG currently dominating, with the big spending Monaco trying to get in on the act.
Lavezzi would be a top quality player for Chelsea for several reasons, with his versatility at the top of the list.
Playing in an attack which contains Edinson Cavani and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Lavezzi has to show versatility to make himself important and give himself the chance to get regular game time.
He’s a player who could play on either side of the Chelsea attack, most likely the right hand side, with Eden Hazard retaining his position on the left, based on PSG not poaching him along with Luiz this summer.
So the Mail suggests that to get a deal done for the attacker, Mourinho needs to stress the benefits and competitive nature of the Premier League.
He can use that to address the player’s technique, suggesting that the Premier League will turn him into an even more complete forward then he already is.
One of the only ways for established and developing players to get better is if they’re tested on a weekly basis, playing against teams of higher calibre and quality, which is the case with English football compared to the French league.
Chelsea stand a great chance of getting this deal done.