According to Swiss newspaper Blick (h/t Daily Express), Chelsea are considering registering left-back Allan Arigoni, who now plies his trade with Grasshopper in the Swiss second-tier. Spanish heavyweights Barcelona have also been credited with the interest at the 21-year-old. (Blick h/t Daily Express) Arigoni has booted 19 looks in all competitions for Grasshopper so far this year, registering five assists in the process. The youngster only played with a bit-part function in the past campaign as Grasshopper suffered relegation however a drop to the second-tier has made it simpler for him to further his own development with moments. Born in Zurich, Switzerland, to a father and a mother, Arigoni had short stints at the academies of Bellinzona, Locarno and Lugano before moving on to Grasshopper in the childhood level back in 2016. The 21-year-old has represented Switzerland in U19, U18 and U20 levels but is yet to make his international debut. Having impressed with levels, the left-back signed his first contract with Grasshopper back in August 2017 before eventually making his professional debut in a 1-0 victory over FC Zurich in the Swiss Super League at 2018. Meanwhile, Chelsea’s interest in registering a has been well-documented throughout the January window. Leicester City celebrity Ben Chilwell continues to be a top goal for the Blues while Atalanta’s Robin Gosens has also been linked (h/t Daily Express). Not a lot is known about the player’s style of play and his figures, since Arigoni is currently playing at the Swiss second-tier.
Chelsea want a left-back, with Marcos Alonso and Emerson Palmieri neglecting to impress Frank Lampard this year. The Blues need some expert cover in that job moving forward although Cesar Azpilicueta has filled with Reece James excelling on the opposite side, in an unfamiliar function. While the 21-year-old has a great deal of room for advancement, the starlet doesn’t indicate the box as a direct update on Emerson and Alonso. The Blues have a lot of young talent in their first-team and they should not turn their focus to more experienced players, preferably. Chelsea will be sensible to prevent placing a bet on the Swiss starlet.