Chelsea have found Joao Felix replacement as Pochettino ‘secures’ the deal.

Chelsea have found Joao Felix replacement as Pochettino ‘secures’ the deal.
Mauricio Pochettino has not yet officially begun his position as Chelsea manager, but he is already having a significant impact on the club. This week, his appointment as the new head coach as of July 1 was eventually confirmed, but this is by no means the whole story.

After agreeing to become the new manager, the 51-year-old has had nearly a month of intensive discussions with the club, and transfer ins and outs are only a small portion of the issues that will have been resolved prior to a summer as crucial as any in recent memory.

Chelsea’s squad requires significant surgery, with more departures than arrivals, and there are many unanswered questions regarding the bloated group of players after the season has concluded.

The issues have been apparent for quite some time, but little could be done until the third permanent head coach in 12 months was selected.
Now that things have begun to go well for the Argentine, they are occurring rapidly.

The Blues are in two separate races against time to complete their business, and if the first twenty-four hours are any indication, they are eager to conclude agreements and make decisions swiftly.

With a soft deadline of June 30 for the club to register transfers, the club has one month to clear out as many unwanted players as possible to maximize its accounting figures. There is also an American preseason tour.

Pochettino is a staunch believer in forming a close-knit group with his players, and he has demonstrated his ruthlessness by leaving Tottenham stars in an effective bomb-squad during the summer in order to concentrate on work with those he considers to be part of his plans. This could result in as many as 10 Chelsea players being left behind before the club’s first encounter in America on July 18.

A performer who has contributed over the past five months has already departed. On Sunday, Joao Felix played his final game as part of a six-month loan, and he will not remain with the club beyond this summer.

His £11 million provisional transfer from Atletico Madrid has expired, and no new agreement is imminent.

Enrique Cerezo, president of Atlético, stated, “We have been informed that Poch does not count on Joo Félix for Chelsea.” We don’t have any plans for his return, so we’ll have to wait and see.

Felix recently inked a new long-term contract in Madrid and has his sights set on the Champions League. Chelsea, on the other hand, is awash in offensive options with little room to accommodate them all.

They are also unable to sanction a transfer for anywhere close the £111 million that Atletico Madrid spent on Felix in 2019. They are eager to gain as much as feasible from that.

Although the player is content in London and has shown glimpses of his talent by scoring four times across all competitions, there is too much unpredictability in the frontline, and players must depart before any more additions can be made.

This is especially true considering the impending return of Romelu Lukaku, who could add another option in the central areas.

Felix, despite preferring to play behind a striker, has been filling in for Kai Havertz as a No. 9 during his tenure at SW6. Even with Lukaku to face off against, signing him is just another burden. In addition, Chelsea has a similar-looking player on the way.

Christopher Nkunku will join the Blues following the conclusion of his season with RB Leipzig.

The Frenchman, despite suffering injuries, finished as the Bundesliga’s leading scorer this season and prefers to inhabit similar positions off the striker. His £52 million contract has not yet been announced, but it is very close to becoming official.

Pochettino can rely on him entering into next season, so adding Felix to the already vast array of options is not a move that demonstrates clarity of thought.

Here, with one decision made promptly, it is one less thing to consider and further evidence that the Pochettino era has begun.

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Chelsea have found Joao Felix replacement as Pochettino ‘secures’ the deal.