Numbers on Chelsea shirts After Kurt Zouma’s departure, the Blues are pursuing a transfer for Jules Kounde.
If Jules Kounde completes his Chelsea transfer, he will have a lot of options.
Chelsea are allegedly closing in on a deal to capture Sevilla midfielder Jules Kounde before the transfer deadline on Tuesday. Despite the fact that the area is already overcrowded, the Blues want to add another defender to Thomas Tuchel’s squad.
Kounde’s contract with the La Liga club reportedly contains a £68 million release clause, which Chelsea might exercise in the coming days.
Tuchel faces a defensive conundrum because three of his regular starters are entering the final year of their contracts.
Cesar Azpilicueta, Antonio Rudiger, and Andreas Christensen were all outstanding in Chelsea’s 1-1 tie with Liverpool, and the club is currently negotiating their futures.
The Champions League winners have also allowed Kurt Zouma to join West Ham, allowing Kounde to take his place.
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Kounde might wear the number of the most recent Chelsea player to leave the club.
Since his return from a loan spell at Everton in 2018/19, Zouma has worn the number 15. He used to wear No 5, but that was given to Jorginho.
It’s a number with a tumultuous history at Stamford Bridge. Didier Drogba wore it for two seasons, although his best periods were while he was wearing No 11.
Florent Malouda, like Kevin de Bruyne and Mohamed Salah, has worn the shirt during their respective disappointing stints.
Victor Moses and Papy Djilobodji have also had the good fortune to wear No 15.
Matteo Kovacic made the switch to No. 8 over the summer in a bid to emulate Chelsea legend Frank Lampard.
He freed up No 17 in the process. Eden Hazard wore the number for a short time before switching to No 10.
The number was also worn by Jose Bosingwa.
Given the number’s tumultuous history, Kounde has a chance to leave his mark if he chooses No 17.
If Tammy Abraham had stayed at Chelsea, Romelu Lukaku might have taken eighteen when he returned to the club.
Instead, the £97.5 million signing has blended in perfectly with the now-Roma striker’s No 9 shirt, scoring on his debut in “Brinkwire Summary News.”