Chelsea’s pursuit of Brighton & Hove Albion’s winger Simon Adingra is gaining momentum, according to reports from Football Insider.
The Blues’ scouts have closely monitored Adingra’s performances this season, where he has showcased exceptional dedication on the field. However, securing the 21-year-old attacker from Brighton might prove challenging.
Despite Chelsea’s extensive €400 million summer spending spree, on-field results have not seen a significant improvement. The club have struggled to break into the top half of the table for nearly a year, and their attacking options have yet to click under manager Mauricio Pochettino.
As Chelsea seeks a new No.9 in the January transfer market, their focus extends to bolstering their wide attacking options. Simon Adingra, who has emerged as an exciting talent under Roberto De Zerbi at Brighton, is now on their radar.
Adingra joined Brighton in the summer of 2022 but enjoyed a successful loan spell at Union SG in Belgium, scoring 15 goals and providing 15 assists across all competitions. Upon his return to Brighton, he made a memorable Premier League debut by scoring against Luton Town.
Chelsea scouts have been impressed with Adingra’s performances, potentially leading to a January bid.
Brighton holds the key to negotiations, given their player’s potential. Chelsea’s past dealings with the Seagulls, like Mosies Caicedo’s transfer, suggest Brighton could be a tough negotiator.
Adingra’s arrival could enhance Chelsea’s wide attacking options and provide an alternative to Noni Madueke in Pochettino’s setup.