Analysis: Taison to Chelsea?

Taison Freda - possible Chelsea player?
Taison Freda – possible Chelsea player?

Taison Freda is 24 years old and a Brazilian attacking midfielder/striker who plays for Metalist Kharkiv in Ukraine. Rumour started back in November that Taison was Chelsea bound, and rumours have increased in the last 2 days that he will be joining in January with work permit issues resolved. A fee of £11 million was said to have been agreed and he was in London trying to complete the deal. A close friend of Oscar from their days at Internacional, all seemed set in place.

However, in the last few hours, the deal was said to be off. Tais0n is allegedly setting off back to Brazil after the transfer deal fell through. Stories of an 11th hour transfer bid from Manchester City is said to have muddled things slightly with Metalist now wanting more money from Chelsea if the deal is due to go through. Whave been given until 10th of January to complete a deal or else Taison will not be a Chelsea player and may end up in the blue side of Manchester or will remain at Metalist. Word of caution however, this news is from to the Daily Mail and let’s just say they aren’t the most reliable sources you’ll ever find.

Taison is a talented player, no doubt. He possesses pace and trickery to beat opponents, an eye for the spectacular (search Taison van Basten volley into YouTube if you haven’t seen it, it is quite special) as well as a nicely cut afro hairstyle. A big advantage is that Taison brings versatility to our squad as he can play anywhere in the attack. With Benfica, Shakhtar and Manchester City said to be monitoring the situation, you can see that this kid has got talent.

His Europa League stats read like this:

Goals: 1

Assists: 2

Pass Success Rate: 82.4%

In 5 games, they aren’t terrible stats. His goal return isn’t brilliant with only 1 goal to his name with 664 minutes of Ukranian League football this season but overall it is about 1 in 4 games. But it is not his goal return or talent that is the question over this deal, the question is do we need him?

My view would be that we probably don’t need him. We have plenty of talent already at our disposal in his attacking midfield positions and I think it would be a bad move for the club, and for the player to move to Stamford Bridge. I doubt he’d see the game time he would like and need to progress as a player and his arrival would also harm the futures of Kevin de Bruyne and Lucas Piazon. I have spoken to some fans about this transfer and most of you are saying the same thing, he isn’t really needed, invest in the rest of the squad. Attacking midfield isn’t an area that we struggle in and I would much rather we invested in our double pivot positions or at left back. I must also note that Taison would be cup tied for the Europa League so he’s not the ideal candidate if we want to strengthen depth for winning the Europa League.

In general, I believe Taison Freda to be an excellent little player and he most definitely possesses the quality to play Premier League football for us. I would say though that he just isn’t needed at Chelsea at this time. At £11 million, he could be an excellent piece of business but I’d much rather we used this money elsewhere as other areas are in greater need. The January transfer window is about building on the weakest points in the squad for the rest of the season and I don’t believe Taison is the solution to our problems.

I don’t know if the deal is off or not but be sure to watch this space, do not discount anything just yet.

Be sure to comment on the article or tweet me your views on what you think of Taison and what Chelsea need this January. Keep the Blue Flag Flying High!

  1. Snowhite Obi says

    Please we are not here to talk about what will affect De Bryne and Piazon,rather we want what will help Chelsea to be the most Dangerous Club in the world. For a very long time,Chelsea always have best Defence and worst Attack. Take a look at Man-United,they always have the best attack in EPL,cos they have many options and that fire-power up front. Taison is a MUST BUY for Chelsea,cos we need that Fire-Power up front. The best Team in the world always possessed players like Taison. Example are Barcelona,most of there players are attackers. Its high time we change our style of play. Take a look at the FIFA XI, none from the EPL and SERIA A,cos they dont play Fancy football.

  2. Henry Adu Gyamfi says

    Ooh!! What is wroung with this stupid and ever useless money spenders manchester city why? they don’t have eye to monitor prayers any prayer chelsea wants,they will come and make their shit there.YES Chelsea need Taison.

  3. Kobbyhans says

    Why do city always try to spoil Chelseas transfer deals by blending themselves in any player of chelsea interests?

    1. Unity says

      Your posting really stthrgaiened me out. Thanks!

  4. Anonymous says

    First of a ll man city have a problem,any playa cheswa want de come ad shit der ad we need walcott ad taison along isco BT walcott ad isco re2 be bought cos we still have attack options ad yes we need a striker ad isco

  5. kulkoot says

    we need a winger, can he play in the flanks? If can, then we may go for him.

  6. vigilance says

    taison.good player

  7. Anonymous says

    what cfc need is players with neck

  8. obunike says

    pls dis Taison is a good talented player i hv watched his ball always at metalis…..pls dis guy Taison is need at d stamford b4 dis january 10th,he is a creative player dat can surppot mata,hazard at d front pls Abromovich should do sometin b4 will grab him.we need sambas in our team so much.pls sighn him now.

  9. Anonymous says

    He is a good player and chelsea should buy him on the cheap now

  10. Joeself says

    We need him seriously nd loan dat fuckin torres out of chelsea squad plzzzz.

  11. gabrielle says

    I think u should bid for leandro diamao he love chelsea a lot and he wants to meet his friend oscar

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