REPORT: Chelsea Seeking Transfer Away For Fringe Defender

REPORT: Chelsea Seeking Transfer Away For Fringe Defender

Chelsea are looking to offload French centre-back Malang Sarr in the summer transfer window, according to a recent report from The Athletic.

While the transfer window has now closed for clubs in England – however, for teams in Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey, its doors are still open.

As such, there are still plenty of teams who could potentially bring Sarr on board – let’s take a look at a list of clubs who have registered an interest in the player.

Who is interested in signing Malang Sarr?

Currently, Chelsea are hunting to locate potential suitors for Sarr. There has been retroactive interest from clubs such as Besiktas and AEK Athens, but in both of these cases, the Frenchman has been unable to agree personal terms with the teams in question.

As such, the search for Sarr’s next club goes on. Should he choose to depart the club to join a team in the Saudi Pro League, he would not be the first Blues player to explore this avenue.

Former Chelsea stars such as Edouard Mendy, N’Golo Kante and Kalidou Koulibaly have all left the club to join Al Ahli, Al Ittihad and Al Hilal, respectively.

Should Chelsea hold on to Malang Sarr?

Sarr’s contract at Chelsea does not expire until the summer of 2025 – therefore, the Blues do not need to sell him in order to cash in before he leaves the club on a free transfer.

However, this also begs the question – if Sarr remains at Chelsea, how much playing time will he receive? Mauricio Pochettino’s team has some excellent centre-halves within it, such as Thiago Silva, Axel Disasi, Trevoh Chalobah and Levi Colwill.

Should Sarr choose to stay at Stamford Bridge, he risks becoming lost in the mix and wasting years of his career as a result. The field will become even more congested when the injured Wesley Fofana returns to action – if he wishes to stand out, it is probable that he will have to do so elsewhere.

Of course, moving away from Chelsea is never an easy call – but with minimal first team football on the horizon and at the age of 24, we feel it is the correct decision.