Recent reports from Germany have credited Chelsea with an interest in Borussia Monchengladbach’s Jonas Hofmann.
Who is Jonas Hofmann?
Hofmann began his senior career with Borussia Dortmund after spending much of his youth with Hoffenheim.
After moving to Dortmund, Hofmann was able to notch 59 appearances across all competitions for their first-team.
But the now 28-year-old never really cemented regular football there and was loaned out to Mainz in 2014/15.
This was followed be his permanent departure from BVB in 2016, joining Borussia Monchengladbach in January of that year.
The two-time capped German international has since gone on to feature 141 times across all competitions for Gladbach, scoring 20 and assisting 30.
It is the current campaign, though, which has been Hofmann’s most impressive.
In just 15 Bundesliga ties this term, he has found the net four times and provided eight assists.
Chelsea interested in Hofmann
Such fine form has now seemingly attracted the interest of a top Premier League side.
According to Simon Phillips, citing German outlet Bild, new Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is interested in Hofmann and there is even already believed to have been contact between the pair:
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel is interested in Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Jonas Hofmann and there has already been contact between the pair, according to BILD. pic.twitter.com/fy7HH8hhHz
— Simon Phillips (@siphillipssport) February 18, 2021
No fee is mentioned by Phillips, but regardless of the price, do Chelsea really need another winger?
In Tuchel’s current setup, all of Timo Werner, Christian Pulisic, Kai Havertz, Hakim Ziyech, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Mason Mount are largely competing for just two spots.
Hudson-Odoi has also played in a right-wing-back role under the German, but Reece James is also more than capable of doing a job there.
And whilst Tuchel will obviously want to put his own mark on this Chelsea squad in the summer, is signing another winger really the priority?
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