The Buehli era is just around the corner, and manager Thomas Tuchel appears to be driving the transfer deal. Our stated agenda is to rebuild the defense first and foremost but also the midfield which is slowly starting to show its age. One of the players who might be on our radar for this second season is PSV Eindhoven midfielder Ibrahim Sangari, according to a report from Sky Sports.
The 24-year-old Ivory Coast international arrived in Eindhoven from Toulouse on a five-year contract in 2020. He quickly established himself as a pillar of their team, making 58 appearances, many of which came alongside the former Chelsea captain. Marco van Ginkel’s man. PSV have finished second in the Eredivisie for the last two seasons, but won the Dutch Cup this year.
With Chelsea set to lose Monaco’s Orlin Chuamini to Real Madrid, Sangari could fit the mold of a potential successor to N’Golo Kante. He was a standout player in PSV’s defence, and would cost perhaps a third of the €100m that Madrid pay for Chuamini. Sangaré’s contract is believed to include a €35m release clause.
Also, crucially, unlike Tchouaméni, Sangaré appears to want a move to the Premier League, possibly as soon as this summer – although Chelsea aren’t the only ones looking his way, with Manchester United and former Ajax manager Erik ten Hag also interested. .