Chelsea: Fofana, Aubameyang … Tuchel takes stock of the transfer window


Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel gave his impressions of the club’s XXL recruitment in the London capital at a press conference.

Thomas Tuchel, Chelsea

Wesley is young, fast and very strong.

High rise transmission window. With the purchase of more than 280 million euros, Chelsea wrapped up the summer transfer window in the first place among the biggest spending clubs. Invited on Friday in front of reporters, Blues coach Thomas Tuchel was invited to assess the hiring process. “The players we have are good players and very good personalities. Everything was necessary to inspire the group. We made some great deals.”

twitch “happy” To find Aubameyang

The German coach specifically stopped short of the latest off-season moves. Among them is French defender Wesley Fofana, who was relegated from Leicester City for 80.40 million euros. “Very excited. This is the profile we identified very early on to replace Rüdiger and Christensen.The former Paris Saint-Germain technician welcomes the former Stefano. Wesley is young, fast and very strong in set-pieces, defense and attack.” Another boosted in the final stage, Swiss midfielder Denis Zakaria, on loan with the option to buy Juventus Turin. “He will not 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 offered the services of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who came from Barcelona for 12 million euros. Thomas Tuchel will find the Gabonese striker, who was shown during his time on the bench at Borussia Dortmund. “Hopefully he can get back to his level here. We know what we have when we recruit him. He really wanted to get back into the Premier League, and I’m glad I was able to do that. Wherever he goes, he usually gives something. Goals, pace and action without the ball. It’s A great package he offers for our group. That’s why we took him.”

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