Kurt Zouma says that he wants to model himself on Chelsea captain John Terry when he makes his move from Saint-Etienne to Stamford Bridge this summer.
The 19-year-old centre-back agreed a deal to join the Blues in January, but was immediately loaned back to the Ligue 1 club for the remainder of the season.
It is understood that the teenage ace will be in Jose Mourinho’s first-team plans next term, despite the club’s policy of loaning out youngsters, with the powerful defender seen as a top talent in West London.
Zouma says that he is thrilled at the prospect of turning out for Chelsea, and that he wants to follow in the footsteps of Terry:
“I arrive at the Blues, it is a great honour for me,” he is quoted by the Daily Star.
“John Terry is an emblematic Chelsea player, a great defender, physical, technical, who scores goals too,”
“An example for me in my position.”
Zouma is currently thought of as one of Europe’s top emerging centre-backs after establishing himself as a regular starter at Saint-Etienne at a young age.
He is known for having a fiery streak, which was illustrated earlier this season when he was banned for ten games for a reckless challenge.