Earlier, Chelsea completed the recruitment of striker David Datro Fofana, 20 years old, from Ivory Coast from Molde, Norway. On January 1, 2023, this London team also officially recruited midfielder Andrey Santos, 18, from Brazil from Vasco da Gama club with a transfer value of 12.5 million euros.
Versatile defender Benoit Badiashile is about to complete a move to Chelsea
Currently Andrey Santos and his family are in London (England) to celebrate the new year, then this player will officially sign a contract and make his Chelsea debut early next week.
In addition to the two promising young stars contracts mentioned above and also in the project to prepare for the future, Chelsea has just reached all agreements to recruit quality defender Benoit Badiashile (21 years old, 1m94 tall) from Monaco club with a transfer fee of not less than 40 million euros.
Benoit Badiashile has only played for France twice but is considered a pillar in the future because he plays very versatile in both the position of full-back and central defender. This player also plays for most of France’s youth teams from U.16 to U.21 and is a quality product from Monaco’s training academy.
Since joining the Monaco 1st team in the 2018 – 2019 season, Benoit Badiashile has now played a total of 135 matches scoring 6 goals. With this star, Chelsea’s defense will be abundant in force for coach Graham Potter to freely choose his playing tactics.
Meanwhile, according to The Sun, Chelsea are also pursuing top striker Joao Felix (23 years old) from Atletico Madrid club and especially midfielder Enzo Fernandez (21 years old) from Benfica with huge costs totaling up to to 200 million euros. Chelsea club is in the process of negotiating a contract with these two faces and is expected to be completed within the next week.