A painful judgment on coming Chelsea arrival Benoit Badiashile. France-based Jonathan Johnson, a journalist for CBS Sports Golazo, has encouraged Chelsea to loan Benoit Badiashile back to Ligue 1 if his transfer is complete. The Athletic reported on January 1 that Monaco and the Blues had reached an agreement about the transfer of Badiashile.
The left-sided center-back, who is 21 years old, would cost Chelsea €38 million, according to Football.London, which backed up The Athletic’s assertion the next day. According to reports, the player will sign a six-and-a-half-year contract with the Pensioners after the medical requirements are finished.
Johnson has cautioned Graham Potter’s squad not to act hastily in extending a warm welcome to the Frenchman at the Bridge. Although Badiashile has the potential to be a solid Premier League defender, the journalist said that he would benefit from spending some time in Ligue 1.
Jonathan Johnson, a football correspondent for CBS Sports Golazo who is stationed in France, says: “Benoit Badiashile has what it takes to be a solid Premier League defender, in my opinion. Chelsea would be prudent to think about lending him back to a Ligue 1 team for the remainder of the campaign. He has what it takes to be a solid Premier League defender, in my opinion. Chelsea would be prudent to think about lending him back to a Ligue 1 team for the remainder of the campaign.”
The west London team has been looking for a left-sided center-back for a while. They reached a personal arrangement with Josko Gvardiol of RB Leipzig in the summer but could not do the same with the club. Graham Potter’s team has long sought to strengthen the left side of their defense, which has been significantly weakened as a result of Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger’s free transfers. Benoit Badiashile, a potential new hire, has the skills to resolve the problem once and for all.
Badiashile is a colossal center-back at 6 feet 4 inches tall. The Frenchman possesses excellent flying skills and excellent intercepting abilities. Badiashile is skilled with the ball in his hands and can dribble out of tight situations. He is a skilled tackler as well, however, he prefers to stand tall rather than crouch.
He has only played for Monaco in his senior career, contributing with some excellent displays. Since the 2018–19 season, Badiashile has appeared in 135 games for them across all competitions, contributing three assists and six goals.
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