2 assists and 1 goal – Chelsea chase 18 year old attacking midfield talent who could be available free

Chelsea have got a new wonderkid on their radar, according to rumours sparking in to life today online. Bence Dardai is the new new, a fresh faces 18 year old playing for Hertha Berlin.

Football Transfers claim to have exclusive information that both the Blues and Liverpool are hot on the heels of the playmaker whose deal expires at the end of this season. His value on TransferMarkt has plunged to €2m as he reaches the end of his current deal

Dardai has been getting decent game time in the second tier despite his tender years, which will certainly improve his value, as will his excellent performances in the Pinatar Cup youth tournament in Murcia, Spain. He’s picked up two assists and a goal in his 15 appearances this season.

His age plus the fact that his contract is expiring makes him a prime target who fits perfectly into our new model. He wouldn’t be ready for first team action right away, and would instead presumably sent out on various loans like Andrey Santos and Cesare Casadei, who arrived at a similar age in the same position.

Let’s hope if we do sign him, that he gets sent to some better destinations than that pair, who have both had their progress bungled by our decisions in the transfer market a year ago. Despite the fact that he’s a free agent, he may well consider staying put in Berlin with a new deal, as he’s developing well and his own dad is the manager there.

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