Chelsea plan to compete with Manchester United for the signature of Bristol City youngster Antoine Semenyo, who is currently plying his trade in League Two with Newport County, as reported on TEAMTalk.
Semenyo, 17, has performed well in League Two this season, with the forward scoring six goals and grabbing a further two assists in 30 appearances in all competitions this season.
So would Semenyo be a good signing for Chelsea?
“If he moves to Chelsea he will probably never see first-team football for a permanent club again.
“Semenyo is highly rated and could well have a bright future in the game.
“I don’t think moving to Chelsea would be the best move for the 18-year-old but as he is a London-born player, he might want a move back to the capital.”
“He is a talented lad but what is the point?
“Chelsea have a horrendous record of giving their youth players a chance, let alone those signed from the Football League.
“It’s utterly pointless.”
“I’m never convinced by this sort of move.
“He won’t play. He’ll end up back out on loan.
“Chelsea in particular are a player farm.
“It needs looking at by the EFL in my opinion.”
“What a waste of a signing this would be.
“Semenyo isn’t proven at a very high level, and Chelsea have a history of just loaning players out when they join the club.
“I find it hard to believe that he would ever get anywhere near Chelsea’s first-team in the future.”