Why Chelsea should sign Jesus Corona in the late spring
As indicated by a report from the Daily Star, Chelsea has distinguished FC Porto winger Jesus Corona as a potential exchange focus for the mid-year window.
The Blues were enthusiastic about Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho. Be that as it may, with Manchester United driving the race for the Englishman, they have directed their concentration toward Corona.
Crown, 27, got through the young positions at Mexican club CF Monterrey. The winger proceeded to show up, scoring 7 objectives, before being gotten by Dutch outfit FC Twente in 2013. The Mexican worldwide highlighted multiple times for the club and got 13 goals, provoking FC Porto to sign him up in the mid-year of 2015.
Since joining the Portuguese heavyweights, Corona has piled on 211 appearances, delivering an arrival of 26 goals and 51 assists.
Assault is a key region that the Blues need to fortify heading into next season. Another striker to supplement Tammy Abraham ought to be a top need for Lampard and co. And yet, the West Londoners ought to likewise hope to fortify the wide zones.
Starting at now, Chelsea has four players who can play out wide – Pedro, Willian, Christian Pulisic and Callum Hudson-Odoi. Lampard has additionally selected to utilize Mason Mount on the flanks on occasion, yet he is definitely not a characteristic winger.
Among these, Willian, who has done well this season
Attack is a key area that the Blues need to strengthen heading into next season. A new striker to complement Tammy Abraham should be a top priority for Lampard & co. But at the same time, the West Londoners should also look to strengthen the wide areas.
As of now, Chelsea has four players who can play out wide – Pedro, Willian, Christian Pulisic and Callum Hudson-Odoi. Lampard has also opted to use Mason Mount on the flanks at times, but he is not a natural winger.
Among these, Willian, who has done well this season, is close to the exit doors with his contract expiring and talks over a new deal not progressing well. Same goes for Pedro as well, whose current deal is also up for expiry at the end of the season.
Hudson-Odoi, on the other hand, hasn’t been productive enough during the 2019/20 campaign. And recent off-field controversies are sure to have a further impact on his performances. Hence, Chelsea should look to recruit another winger come summer, with Porto’s Corona being a viable option.
The 27-year-old has enjoyed a splendid season with the Portuguese giants, producing a tally of 2 goals and 17 assists in 41 matches across all competitions. This comes on the back of another solid campaign in 2018/19, where he finished with 7 goals and 15 assists in 51 matches.
Corona has been a consistent performer for Porto for quite a while now and has accumulated plenty of experience in European competitions as well, with 38 appearances in Europa League and Champions League combined.
Corona is a Gold Cup winner with Mexico (2015) and a Portuguese champion with Porto (2017/18). He would also bring more winning mentality to a young Chelsea side while adding some much-needed depth on the flanks.