Mauricio Pochettino wants to sign Real Madrid star; £85m offer could be enough

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Mauricio Pochettino wants to sign Real Madrid star; £85m offer could be enough

Mauricio Pochettino, the manager of Chelsea, desires the signing of Real Madrid midfielder Federico Valverde. According to Spanish outlet Sport (via Football.London), Pochettino has managed to persuade the club to pursue the acquisition of Valverde during the upcoming summer transfer window.

The report indicates that Chelsea would offer approximately £85m to secure the services of the Uruguayan international, who has played a crucial role in Real Madrid’s recent achievements.

There is a belief that Real Madrid considers Valverde as an indispensable player and will reject any offers for him. Whether Pochettino can work his charm and entice the player to join him remains to be seen.

Valverde possesses remarkable versatility as a player, excelling not only in the box-to-box midfield position but also capable of performing well as a winger. In the previous year’s Champions League Final, the 24-year-old started on the right wing and provided the crucial assist for Vinicius Jr.’s winning goal.

One of Valverde’s standout qualities is his ability to execute tactical instructions on the field, making him an ideal player for any manager. Furthermore, he showcases exceptional attributes such as strong running ability, a potent shot, proficiency in both short and long passes, adeptness in recovery runs, and the capability to fulfill the roles of two players in one.

If Mauricio Pochettino and Chelsea manage to secure Valverde’s signature, he would be a perfect fit for the attacking number eight role under the Argentine’s guidance at Stamford Bridge.

However, this deal may prove challenging to negotiate due to the high value Real Madrid places on the player. Additionally, Valverde has been receiving regular playing time at Real Madrid, which adds another layer of difficulty to any potential transfer.

Chelsea is actively exploring options in the midfield and has expressed interest in Brighton’s Moises Caicedo and Sporting Lisbon’s Manuel Ugarte. Both players are on the club’s radar as potential targets for reinforcement in that position.

Mauricio Pochettino wants to sign Real Madrid star; £85m offer could be enough

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