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Graham Potter has eyes on Ecuador’s defender

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Graham Potter has eyes on Ecuador’s defender. At the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup, Chelsea is reportedly keeping an eye on Ecuador and Bayer Leverkusen defender Piero Hincapie. Since moving to Leverkusen from Argentine Primera Division team Talleres for about £7 million last summer, Hincapie, 20, has established himself as a breakthrough star. He has played 51 games for the BayArena team thus far in all competitions, contributing three goals and one assist. According to Mirror, Chelsea has dispatched scouts from their first team to Qatar to keep tabs on Hincapie’s progress leading up to the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The player is being watched by Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal as well.

Leverkusen, who failed to advance to the UEFA Champions League knockout rounds, is willing to consider offers for Hincapie in January. A left-sided center-back is considered to be a top priority for the Blues in the forthcoming winter transfer market due to Thiago Silva’s advancing age. Kalidou Koulibaly and Wesley Fofana were acquired by the team earlier this summer for a total of more than £100 million.

Hincapie first progressed through the ranks of Serie A team Independiente del Valle in Ecuador. In 2020, he relocated to Talleres, where he played 22 times. He received his first international cap for Ecuador at the Copa America in June of last year as a result of his efforts. He has started both of his team’s Group A games at center back, where he plays the ball with his left foot. He has so far contributed to his team’s 2-0 win against Qatar and 1-1 tie with heavyweights Netherlands. When Ecuador plays Senegal on Tuesday in their final 2022 FIFA World Cup group-stage match, Hincapie is next expected to participate (29 November).

Dean Jones, a transfer insider, stated to Give Me Sport that Chelsea will likely assess American superstar Christian Pulisic’s future at the club following the conclusion of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. I firmly believe that Pulisic’s future is in doubt, he stated. He hasn’t shown that he can produce consistently, and Chelsea will be closely watching this World Cup to see if that changes on a bigger stage. Regardless, they must make a choice.

For £58 million, Pulisic, 24, joined the team in the summer of 2019. With 26 goals and 21 assists in 133 games over the past three seasons at Stamford Bridge, he hasn’t exactly excelled there. Pulisic, a skilled dribbler endowed with speed and flare, is now in the Middle East with his national team in preparation for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. In the team’s first two Group B games, he started both, and he has contributed to draws of 1-1 and 0-0 against Wales and England, respectively.

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Salman Shaikh
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