Chelsea reportedly looking to Wales to strengthen attack

Chelsea reportedly looking to Wales to strengthen attack

Andrew Ayew

According to the South Wales Evening Post, Chelsea is weighing up the option of bringing in Swansea City striker, Andre Ayew, to help bolster their attacking options.

It’s no secret that after Diego Costa, Chelsea’s options in attack are severely lacking with the likes of Radamel Falcao and Alexandre Pato failing to provide cover for the Spanish international.

Chelsea will have to fight off West Ham and Sunderland, who are both said to be interested in the Ghana forward as well. However, the allure of potential Champions League football with Chelsea could be a major factor if Ayew does decide on a move from Wales to England.

The future of Pato seems to still be up in the air, however, Falcao will be returning to his parent club Monaco this summer, so the move for Ayew would make sense for last seasons Premier League winners.

There is a slight possibility that if signed, Ayew could potentially start under incoming manager, Antonio Conte’s 3-3-4 formation, which typically deploys two strikers. Conte used this formation during his time at Juventus and the Italian will make the move to London after he calls time on the Italian National Team after Euro 2016.

Ayew would certainly be a solid signing, however, Chelsea’s defence could use the most help during the off season as there is little depth especially in the central defence with the aging John Terry coming back for another year at Stamford Bridge.