Mourinho’s signature on a Chelsea contract is for many just a matter of time. As his name is coming more and more in the press, it looks like “The Special One“’s return is nearer than ever.
As there already exist a “What Mourinho brings to Chelsea”, this article in contrast will tell you which players Mourinho could/should and someone he will not take to Chelsea from his current club, Real Madrid. The first “What Mourinho brings to Chelsea “article focuses more on what tactics and attitudes “The Special One“ will bring to Chelsea.
Players that Mourinho could get at Chelsea
The defensive midfield expert. I don’t have to say a lot about how much quality and experience this player possess. He’s very consistent, a secure passer and his vision one of world’s best. Alonso is famous for his long range passes and he can also be dangerous at dead balls. Alonso’s age and short-term contract will reduce the cost and we can make an absolute bargain for a player of his standard. A Luiz-Alonso combination sounds absolutely brilliant, but in my opinion, it’s too defensive. I would prefer a more offensive oriented player if David Luiz stays in midfield.
There were conflicts between Ramos and Mourinho at the beginning of the season, but these problems between Ramos and Mourinho seems to be solved. The right/centre back is a very modern defender with a lot of strengths in the offence. It has been reported that Ramos is learning English, a sign that Ramos could leave Spain to go to England, not necessarily to Chelsea, as both Manchester clubs are interested.
Another player that has been reported that Mourinho wants to sign at Chelsea if he leaves Madrid. Good player with both offensive and defensive qualities. Not a player for brilliant moments, but solid and a great team and squad player. Also speculated to be the first signing of this summer. Khedira doesn’t seem to intend of leaving Real Madrid and Real Madrid doesn’t need to sell him.
Another day, another striker that Chelsea want to sign. Benzema had a good season last year, but he couldn’t shine this year and shares more time with Higuain for the first choice striker. Benzema is the kind of player who fails a lot in game, but one moment can make him the hero of the game again. Overrated as he misses more than to score despite having a good goal scoring record.
Also overrated. He is the better worker, but has the worse technique than Benzema. I don’t want both of them, but one of them won’t cost that much, as Real Madrid is ready to sell at least one of their top-strikers.
A motived left-back, who should replace Ashley Cole if we really get him. I know that the most prefer Luke Shaw, but Coentrao wouldn’t be a bad alternative. Shaw definitely still need 2-3 years to play as a starter at Chelsea as Coentrao is already very experienced and also played in some big games. He’s very offensive, fast and a good dibbler. Coentrao wouldn’t cost that much as he did two years ago because Marcelo is still ahead of him.
Players that Mourinho should get at Chelsea
I know that many say he’s very overrated, but in my view, Modric is the player we need and also one of my favorite players. Luka Modric played as a deep-lying central-midfielder at Spurs; however, he was used a lot as an attacking central-midfielder this season at Real Madrid. This change could explain his lack of form at Real Madrid. As he isn’t playing his best season at Real Madrid, his qualities aren’t shown in his number of goals or assists. He’s one of the best build-up players in the world and he connects the defence and offence perfectly. He has a brilliant technique, wins balls despite his physique, great passer and he has an intelligent mind. Modric will cost more than 30 million€ as Real Madrid isn’t going to let him go making a high loss, but he won’t cost more than 40 million€, so he might still be cheaper than we would have paid 2 years ago. There weren’t any rumors about Luka Modric leaving Real Madrid lately, so I don’t think he will leave Madrid only after 1 year.
Only 20 years old and he’s already playing as an important starter for Real Madrid. He made big headlines in the Champions League and in the Clasicos vs. Barcelona. I don’t know if Varane still has a lot of room to improve himself as a defender, because he’s already a very solid player, but a Nastasic/Varane defence in 5-10 years will be sick. Real Madrid won’t let him go, so trying to get him will be expensive. I think that if Real would sell him, he will cost about 30 million€. As I said, Real won’t let him go and he won’t leave Real Madrid for 99% this year.
Player that Mourinho won’t get at Chelsea
Ronaldoooooooooo won’t join us by 1000000000%, although Mourinho made signals of wanting him. There were also rumors about Ronaldo being unhappy at Real Madrid, but the media has something new everyday about Ronaldo. Ronaldo will someday leave Real Madrid, but the destination will not be Chelsea.
If you haven’t read the first part of “What Mourinho brings to Chelsea“
Which of these or other Real Madrid players would you take to Chelsea? Let me know in the comments! Jonny (@jonny9fan)