Chelsea’s hunt for a right-back hasn’t been particularly fruitful over the years and doesn’t show any signs of improving with our latest offer for one turned down. According to The Sun, we’ve had a £5 million bid for Cesar Azpilicueta turned down by Marseille, so if we still want him we’ll have to up our price.
It seems to be one of those positions for us and as far back as 2008, The Chelsea Blog was bemoaning our lack of consistency in that area almost since the days of Steve Clarke. The thing is though, despite suggestions that, following the departure of Jose Bosingwa, Paulo Ferreira is now our only recognized right-back, I’d have to argue that.
Ok, so I’m probably biased, but I’d say we do have another right-back we could use in Todd Kane. Yes, he’s young and still lacking first team experience but he’s not going to get that unless we play him is he? Surely if he was considered good enough to travel to Munich as a stand-by then he should be starting to get at least a look in?
I’ve said it before I know, but in Kane I can see a real chance for Chelsea to bring a young English player through the ranks of the youth and reserve system into the first team just like they did John Terry – and he could be every bit as important to us in years to come.
Maybe it’s time we stopped looking for resources elsewhere when we already have them under our noses?