Chelsea urged to re-sign 2022 World Cup star of Nigerian descentPublished: December 04, 2022
Former Chelsea defender Glen Johnson has appealed to his former employers to make an effort to bring back Jamal Musiala from Bayern Munich and also wants the Blues to compete with Manchester United for Cody Gakpo.
Both Musiala and Gakpo have made a name for themselves at this World Cup. While Gakpo has garnered attention for scoring three important goals in group games for the Netherlands, Musiala has received praise from football legends Mauricio Pochettino and Peter Schmeichel.
Musiala who's of Nigerian descent completed 12 dribbles against Costa Rica, the most on record for a teenager in FIFA World Cup history.
"Cody Gakpo has really caught my eye at the World Cup, It's not easy to score at this level, also the way he reads the game, the way he plays and moves, he looks the real deal.
"In terms of personnel, Chelsea need Gakpo more than Liverpool. Chelsea have always had fantastic wingers, but they never scored goals, if you don't get in those positions to score goals there's not much point in you being in the team.
"Gakpo looks like he could do it in the Premier League, he looks like he would burst onto the scene like Darwin Nunez and Luis Diaz has for Liverpool." he told FairBettingSites.
The 38-year-old expressed his optimism to see Musiala play for either of his former employers Liverpool and Chelsea.
"I'd like to see Jamal Musiala in a Liverpool or back in a Chelsea shirt, especially with the way he's playing at the moment. Most top teams would bite their arm off for him.
"Musiala was getting involved in most of Germany's attacks before they were knocked out. He looks like he would really suit the Premier League."
The London based outfit dropped to eighth place in the Premier League standings, eight points outside of the top four , after losing their final three Premier League games before the World Cup commenced.
The current state of the club has prompted Graham Potter to prepare for a mini revamp at Stamford Bridge in January 2023.
Chelsea spent over £250 million on new signings last summer and are poised to spend more in January.
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