Chelsea teenager on-demand for West Ham United
Chelsea Academy players have made great strides in their career path over the years. The latest transfer news about 18-year-old midfielder Lewis Bate underscores the statement. But playing for the senior team is not that easy for the youngsters in West London.
Although they attract the attention of the country’s major soccer hotspots. West Ham United’s interest in Lewis Bate was reported by The Athletic.
The summer transfer window is heating up to the limit as the clubs make additions before the start of the next season. Chelsea are still in the market to track purchases. Manager Thomas Tuchel received a detailed wish list and an action plan for the next season.
Meanwhile, many young options are looking for a deal to gain more first-team experience. Some of the players are already on tour from Stamford Bridge. Lewis Bate’s potential has been debated among the game’s experts. (Swell)
He played 53 games for the Chelsea youth system in all competitions. He’s more of a central midfielder in the formation and is more creative with the ball behind the line of scrimmage. There is analysis among the experts that the player is above the mark of Billy Gilmour, another sensible player from the Blues youth system.
The latest offer from David Moyes is his second heist at the Chelsea camp. West Ham signed Chelsea’s French midfielder Pierre Ekwah on a three-year deal earlier this month. The defensive midfielder is offered a spot in the London Stadium first team line-up as David Moyes poses a threat to the Big Six of the Premier League.
West Ham had a stunning season, finishing 6th in the standings and qualifying for the Europa League. David Moyes had his own temporary options in the squad that won points for him. The Manchester United Winger Jesse Lingard was one of them on the show.
The difficult path to the Chelsea senior team:
Chelsea Academy graduates know the level of competition within the club’s senior team. They are aware of the difficult path and prefer excursions with the parents’ team in order to add experience to their profile.
Lewis Bate’s decision not to renew the current Chelsea contract was part of that vision. Chelsea cannot help the youngsters as they face tough competition in the league and on the continent.
However, some of the academy’s graduates made it to the senior team and impressed the fans. Mason Mount and Billy Gilmour are just a few examples. Thomas Tuchel is curious to see how the youngsters develop on a high level.
But the European champions have to face the strong competitors of the game. Chelsea have yet to take the deal out the window and have several requirements.
On the wish list for the summer there is a center-back and a number 9 up front. Also, they are chasing few midfielders going forward and the transfer market admits their interests.