Sticking in Italy’s top flight, the Blues are reportedly headed to Bergamo for yet another left back target.
Likely attainable for a much lower sum, Atalanta ‘s Robin Gosens is destined for the big-time after his unusual journey so far.
Recall legendary Germany captain and former Blues midfielder Michael Ballack earlier this season was full of praises for his countryman’s technical ability going forward and tracking right back after his exceptional performance for the German national side in last year’s European Championship.
Well, it seems Tuchel is finally paying some attention to Ballack’s recommendation after failures to add quality to the west Londoners left back position.
Coming up through the ranks at lower league German and Dutch sides, Gosens was picked up by La Dea’s excellent recruitment team in 2017 and has not looked back since.
Thomas Tuchel is seemingly keen on having his compatriot come solve his side’s left-back situation this term after falling to neither recall Emerson Palmeiri from Lyon nor sign Lucas Digne from Everton.
Starring for Germany at this summer’s European Championships, the 27-year-old operates as a wing-back for both club and country, helping Atlanta establish themselves Champions League regulars.
Therefore, Gosens, who scored 11 goals in Serie A last term but has missed most of the current campaign through injury, would have no trouble acclimatising to life under Tuchel and offer upgrade on Alonso.