Chelsea signing can be as good as Desailly, says Leboeuf

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Ex-Chelsea star Frank Leboeuf believes Kurt Zouma has the potential to emulate Marcel Desailly at Stamford Bridge, reports talkSPORT.

Chelsea splashed out £12.5 million on the central defender in the January transfer window, but immediately loaned him back to Ligue 1 outfit Saint-Étienn for the remainder of the season. 

However Leboeuf believes the 19-year-old has an extremely bright future at Stamford Bridge and believes he will be compared to Desailly in the future. 

Speaking to Drivetime, the former Blues defender said: “He will have to adapt to the Premier League, but he’s a talented player.

“I saw him play at the weekend and he’s very confident and very strong. Hopefully he will be compared to Marcel Desailly very soon, but he will need a bit of time to settle down and get more experience.

“He can represent the future for Chelsea.”

With Zouma set to enter the scene at Stamford Bridge in the summer, the youngster will have to come up against the likes of David Luiz, Gary Cahill and John Terry for a place in the Chelsea team. 

It won't be easy for Zouma to dismantle the pairing of Cahill and Terry as the duo have been in fine form this season. The Chelsea central-defenders put in a fine shift last night as the Blues kept a clean sheet and secured a 1-0 victory against title rivals Manchester City.

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