Bad news for Chelsea as Ruidiger replacement is set to undergo hamstring surgery.
Jules Kounde has been rumored as the next replacement for Antonio Ruidiger and he is fit in every way to take the mantle otherwise Chelsea will turn their hopes on Malang Sarr for the rest of the coming season.
The same rumor has it that Chelsea’s transfer fee for Kounde is just close to being agreed but this new development will stop a lot of the negotiations just to make sure he is coming out of the injury sooner before Chelsea signs him.
This is a huge drawback for Chelsea especially now that they are seriously looking for a replacement for the now left defender Ruidiger.
But after seeming for weeks it was a done deal, the whole thing has been cast into doubt by the news, admitted by France coach Didier Deschamps, that Kounde will have surgery on a hamstring problem, following the French team’s game against Croatia.
France boss Didier Deschamps on #Chelsea target Jules Kounde:
"I know very well his athletic condition today. Tomorrow, he will have an intervention [surgical] because he has a problem that dates from several months ago."
— Absolute Chelsea (@AbsoluteChelsea) June 13, 2022