Chelsea fans are absolutely adamant they cannot lose Kurt Zouma this summer, after reports claimed Galatasaray want the French defender.
According to French outlet RMC Sport, Turkish giants Galatasaray want Chelsea’s Zouma this summer, and fans are desperate for the towering defender to stay at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues seem all set for a rather turbulent summer, as plans for a new stadium have been put on hold, Roman Abramovich is reportedly fighting off bids to buy the club, and no one even knows who the manager will be next season.
One thing the Blues absolutely cannot afford to do though is lose their best players, and Zouma is right on the verge of becoming a crucial cog at Stamford Bridge.
After finally breaking into the first team, the young Frenchman’s knee injury damaged his Chelsea career, but a successful loan spell at Stoke seems to have got things back on track.
Although the Potters were relegated, Zouma was fantastic for the majority of the season, averaging 1.5 tackles, 1.8 interceptions and an incredible 6.8 clearances per game.
The 23 year-old could be an absolute beast alongside the likes of César Azpilicueta and Antonio Rüdiger, and fans clearly agree.
You can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
Loaning or selling Kurt Zouma this summer would be a mistake by Chelsea. He was an absolute beast for us before his injury, and he just needed consistent game time last year to get back. Stoke City being poor made him look worse, he needs to stay.
— Lav (@LavCFC) June 8, 2018
Keeping Calamity Cahill and getting rid of Zouma is total insanity.
— PG (@PGCFC001) June 8, 2018
Couldn’t agree more. If I remember correctly he used to start games even against the big teams…is strong and quick. Has all the talent and quality to be a world class defender.
— Mihir Mehta (@MihirMehta21) June 8, 2018
He is a true beast of a player anyone not rating him probably hasn’t watched him play.
Strong,fast and the jump that’s monstrous. I would definitely keep him. He should start in back 4 even for me.
— Prodyut (@prodyut28) June 8, 2018
I wouldn’t sell him for a world record fee
— Manlikeblues (@blueslive1) June 7, 2018
No chance, was our best defender until he got injured. Should have won POTY in 15/16 also
— Paul Johnson (@Bubba586) June 7, 2018
Azpi-Zouma-Christensen-Rudiger should be our primary defenders
Selling or loaning any of them will be to shoot ourselves in the foot
— Aishwary Upadhyay (@AishwaryUp) June 9, 2018