Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand, has urged Chelsea to make the most of Arsenal’s indecision and make a transfer for Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey, earlier than the October 5 switch deadline.
Partey had drawn the curiosity of Arsenal previously few weeks, however the Premier League membership have been unable to boost the funds required to activate the midfielder’s €50m launch clause.
However Ferdinand believes Chelsea would cease conceding a whole lot of objectives this season in the event that they signal Partey to play alongside N’Golo Kante within the Blues’ midfield.
Talking on if Chelsea ought to make a transfer for Partey, Ferdinand advised BT Sport, “I believe an enormous factor for them (Chelsea) is to cease conceding objectives.
“I believe Frank would have checked out it final season and three of the again four that’ll be taking part in in the present day are new gamers.
“He can have seen that a whole lot of objectives conceded and I believe probably the most conceded in 22 years on the membership.
“I don’t suppose he’s pleased with the likes of Kovacic or Jorginho. You may see that as a result of he’s chopping and altering in these positions.
“Getting somebody like [Partey] in to guard the again 4 or 5 together with Kante goes an extended technique to nullifying the objectives in opposition to.”
Additionally, talking, former Chelsea participant, Joe Cole, added: “As quickly as potential I believe Frank desires to nail down the goalkeeping place and again 4 after which he can simply tinker with that midfield and Partey could be a implausible signing.”