Chelsea Plotting ‘Fresh’ Move For French Wonderkid Who Says Harry Kane Is His “Role Model”

Chelsea Plotting ‘Fresh’ Move For French Wonderkid Who Says Harry Kane Is His “Role Model”

Chelsea have had “fresh” talks internally about signing Bayern Munich forward Mathys Tel, according to journalist Simon Phillips.

The Frenchman was originally discussed as an option back in February and it appears the Blues may revive their interest in the player after they complete the signing of Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall from Leicester City.

Tel has been at Bayern for two seasons, having been signed from Rennes for €28.5m despite only playing 10 senior games for the Ligue One outfit.

The 19-year-old has been mostly used as a substitute but he has still managed to score 16 times for Bayern over the last 24 months.

Tel has a big future ahead of him

Although the teenager has been mostly played off the left flank by Bayern (cutting in onto his stronger right foot), he is equally comfortable playing through the middle or on the right wing.

With pace to burn and an unerring shot, Tel could be one of the top forwards in Europe in the next four to five years if his development continues on the same trajectory.

However, it also means that Bayern will be extremely reluctant to let him go, and Chelsea may have to stump up a sizeable fee in order to secure his signature.

The Chelsea target is learning from the best

Tel is effectively Harry Kane’s understudy at Bayern and, when speaking to the Bundesliga’s official website back in November, the forward said the England captain has been a “role model” for him:

“It’s important to have people to learn from technically and in terms of finishing. Often I don’t even have to ask him.”

“He just comes over to me and tells me: ‘Mathys, you can do that, or that’. He’s a role model to me, and he is helping me a lot.”

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David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.