Boehly now ‘stepping up scouting’ on ‘exciting’ £30m star

Chelsea have been eyeing Bayer Leverkusen defender Jeremie Frimpong, claims journalist Simon Phillips.

The young Dutchman has been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge, and Phillips says the Blues have been watching him for a number of seasons.

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Chelsea transfer news – Jeremie Frimpong

At the end of October, Football transfers claimed that Chelsea were interested in Frimpong.

The west London club could face competition for his signature, however, with the same outlet reporting that rivals Manchester United are also interested in the player.

As for the right-back position, Chelsea manager Graham Potter currently has Reece James and Cesar Azpilicueta at his disposal.

The former, however, is out with a knee injury, while the latter isn’t getting any younger. With that in mind, it’s no surprise to hear that the Blues are interested in a player like Frimpong.

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What has Simon Phillips said about Jeremie Frimpong and Chelsea?

Phillips has told GIVEMESPORT that Chelsea have scouted Frimpong in recent years and are still doing so now under new owners Todd Boehly and Clearlake.

Speaking to GMS, the reporter said: “I think it’s a position Chelsea will address in the summer rather than January, but they’re starting to look at targets. Jeremie Frimpong is there.

“Chelsea have been looking for him a few times in recent seasons and they’ve stepped it up again now with the new ownership.”

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What would Frimpong bring to Chelsea?

Frimpong is the type of winger who loves to attack and can wreak havoc in the opposing half.

Seconds Transfer marketthe 21-year-old has scored five goals in 15 league appearances for Leverkusen this season, which is quite impressive for a player in his position.

He has also been ranked in the 99th percentile for completed dribbles and 96th for touches in the attacking penalty area. (via FBref) between the full-backs over the past year, further showing the threat he carries.

It’s easy to see why Stefan Bienkowski from Transfermarkt he once described Frimpong, who is worth around £30m CIES Football Observatoryas an “exciting talent”.

If Chelsea want to sign a new right-back in January or next summer, which seems necessary, then Frimpong is a player worth keeping an eye on.

From the above, it can be seen that he brings a lot to the table. And at just 21, time is obviously on his side. It can be even better in the future.

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