Another one of our many targets this summer seems to be 22 year-old defender/midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah of Chelsea.
Chalobah is yet another of Chelsea’s many young stars who is getting itchy feet and wants to the leave the Blues so he can get first team football elsewhere.
Over the last five years the player has had six loan moves to various clubs including a season loan last season to one of Rafa’s former clubs – Napoli.
22 year-old Chelsea midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah
He’s been on loan at Watford, Nottingham Forest, Middlesbrough, Burnley, Reading and Napoli and he’s played 121 first team games so far in his career including 15 games for the Chelsea first team.
He’s played for all the England youth sides and 40 times for the England U21 side and was a member of the England squad who reached the semifinals of last month’s European Under-21 Championship in Poland and lost 4-3 on penalties to …. well Germany again.
This lad looks like a top young player in the making who has already had lots of experiences playing first team football.
Swansea, West Ham, Leicester and Watford are the other Premier League clubs looking to sign the player this summer, with rumours Chelsea are now willing to sell Chalobah.
The 6ft 1ins tall player was born in Freetown, Sierra Leone and initially joined Fulham before moving to Chelsea back in 2005 when he was just 10 years old.
He seems just the kind of young, accomplished technical player that Rafa wants to sign for Newcastle and he would hopefully come at a reasonable fee.
Maybe he’s one of the players local reports say we have bid for and are now waiting for a response to that bid.
What do you think?