Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel gave his impressions of the XXL recruitment carried out by the club in the London capital at a press conference.
“Wesley is young, fast and very strong”
A high-flying transfer window. With more than 280 million euros of purchases, Chelsea concluded the summer transfer window in first place among the biggest spending clubs. Invited this Friday in front of the journalists, the coach of the Blues Thomas Tuchel was invited to take stock of the recruitment. “The players we’ve had are very good players and very good personalities. Everything was necessary to inspire the group. We made some great signings.”
Tuchel “happy” to find Aubameyang
The German coach stopped precisely on the last movements of the off-season. Among them, the French central defender Wesley Fofana, landed from Leicester City for 80.40 million euros. “Very excited. This is the profile we identified very early on to replace Rüdiger and Christensenwelcomes the former Paris Saint-Germain technician concerning the ex-Stéphanois. Wesley is young, quick and very strong on set pieces, defense and attack.” Another reinforcement concluded in the final stretch, the Swiss midfielder Denis Zakaria, loaned with option to buy by Juventus Turin. “He won’t be in the squad on Saturday against West Ham, but hopefully on Tuesday against Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League. He still needs a work permit.”
Finally, Chelsea have offered the services of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, arrived from FC Barcelona for 12 million euros. Thomas Tuchel will find the Gabonese striker, crossed during his time on the Borussia Dortmund bench. “We hope he can get back to his level here. We know what we have when we recruit him. He really wanted to come back to the Premier League, I’m glad I was able to do that. Wherever he goes, normally he gives something. Goals, speed, work without the ball. It’s a big package he offers our group. That’s why we took him.”
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