Chelsea are now keen to sign Senegalese no nonesense defender– although the Blues face competition from Borussia Dortmund.
So, who is Mikayil Faye and why do Chelsea want him? Let’s take a look…
What’s the story?
Well, the 18-year-old is described as a “no-nonsense” defender by the Daily Mail’s Simon Jones.
It is said that scouts have been left impressed by Faye’s ability to play anywhere across the defence, where his marauding style has caught the eye.
The Senegal international has even been nicknamed ‘The Monster’ for his frightening presence – as far as opposition strikers are concerned – at the back.
The teenager has made a name for himself at NK Kustosija – with the Croatian outfit even expecting bids to arrive for their precocious young talent this month.
Marseille and Reims were keen to sign Faye back in 2022, although he decided to stay in Croatia as interest from Europe’s elite clubs continued to grow.
Chelsea have made a habit of hoovering up Europe’s best talent since Todd Boehly arrived at Stamford Bridge.
There have been moves for gems such as David Datro Fofana, Cesare Casadei, Kendry Paez and others, with Faye now potentially joining them at Stamford Bridge this summer.
Chelsea’s plan for Mikayil Faye
The Daily Mail also reveal what Chelsea plan to do with Faye if the Blues win the race for his signature.
It is said that Chelsea are exploring the prospect of partnerships with Strasbourg or Sporting CP, where the Blues will then look to loan the teenager for him to continue his development.
Contrastingly, Borussia Dortmund are described as being willing to offer a quicker pathway into the first-team, which could give the German giants an advantage.
Be sure to keep an eye on the situation, as bids are expected to be made for Faye this month.