Chelsea have been linked with a plethora of players over the course of the summer already. It’s becoming abundantly clear that the Blues are exploring a number of avenues ahead of next season.
With Antonio Conte arriving and a desire to turn their back on the disaster of 2015-16, a squad face-lift could be on the horizon at Stamford Bridge.
However, one player in particular that Chelsea should turn to this summer proves Celta Vigo forward Nolito. The west London side will undoubtedly face competition, but it’s a move they should fight greatly for.
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Nolito has proven something of a latecomer to the international scene. Albeit being 29-years-old, he only made his Spain debut in 2014.
Nonetheless, the Spaniard is now one of the hottest prospects in La Liga and has nailed down a place in the national side.
His form with current club Celta Vigo has been particularly noticeable. Despite rarely playing as an out-and out-striker, Nolito has garnered an impressive 39 goals in 103 appearances.
Such performances have been transferred to his outings at Euro 2016. The winger accumulated prominent plaudits against Turkey in particular where he bagged a goal and assist in a Spanish rout.
In light of his rise and hearty skill set, Nolito has attracted the interest of numerous clubs across Europe. One such outfit proves Chelsea and they should fight to secure his signature over the course of the summer.
It proves the perfect opportunity for the Blues to bolster their already impressive Spanish contingent. The thought of an offensive backbone consisting of Cesc Fabregas, Nolito and Diego Costa is certainly exciting.
Moreover, goals proved an area in which the west London side struggled in 2015-16. Nolito would certainly help address this and could ensure the midfield contributed more in attacking moves.
His age proves a slight worry, but such experience could serve him well in adjusting to Premier League football. Besides, Chelsea are desperate for a return to success as soon as possible and the Celta Vigo man could serve as an instant impact.
It’s even possible that his arrival could get the best out of Eden Hazard and Willian by providing competition on the flanks. A Nolito arrival would see the Blues have a rich and menacing arsenal to the last the entire campaign.
Chelsea’s lack of Champions League football would prove less of a stumbling block also. Given the 29-year-old’s current club, he wouldn’t be relinquishing a privilege that other targets may have to.
Therefore, not only would Nolito prove an appetising prospect but a realistic one also.
Whoever Chelsea vie to sign this summer, there can be little denying the need to bolster their attacking force. Nonetheless, of all the names linked to west London, there seems few more exciting propositions than Nolito.
There are simply too many potential benefits for the club for them to not at least attempt to capture the Celta Vigo man.
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