Friday, 6 August 2010

ASHLEY OUT , FABIO COENTRAO IN ???



The reports emerging in Portuguese and English media are not really going to please us Chelsea fans. If these reports are to be believed , Chelsea have eventually agreed to grant Ashley Cole his wish to "Run Away " to Spain at Real Madrid from the ever following English media.

June 29, 2010 - Cape Town, South Africa - epa02229867 Spain's Sergio Ramos (L) vies for the ball with Fabio Coentrao of Portugal during the FIFA World Cup 2010 Round of 16 match between Spain and Portugal at the Green Point stadium in Cape Town, South Africa, 29 June 2010.
Ashley has been and around in media and tabloids more often for wrong reasons than right. He is subject to media and even England fans abuse for quite a few years now. He is said to be fed up about this constant paparazzi involving him and wants to move to rosier pastures of Madrid.

But, Chelsea have already decided on the eventual replacement for Ashley, and Benfica's Portuguese attacking left back Fabio Coentrao tops our wishlist. This could prove to be second signing of Chelsea from Benfica after already wrapping up a deal to sign Coentrao's team mate Ramires.

Coentrao , 22 , was one of the outstanding performers at  World Cup 2010. He looked really lively on his attacking runs forward , but also good when he had to conduct his defensive duties. Ditto Ashley Cole. 

Coentrao a natural left winger, has been a revelation at full back since Benfica pushed him into the new role at left wing back. He is versatile and thus could be employed by Carlo Ancelotti at left winger position if needed.