Some Chelsea supporters are eager to sign Uruguay left-back Diego Laxalt after he produced a strong performance for his country in their World Cup last 16 win over Portugal on Saturday night.
Emerging as 2-1 winners in a hugely exciting 90 minutes in Russia, Uruguay are on their way to the quarter-finals, emerging as one of the dark horses to win the entire tournament.
One of their top performers on the evening was Laxalt, who produced a determined performance on the left of their defence, keeping Portugal quiet for the majority of the clash.
He plays his club football at Serie A side Genoa where he’s a regular. However, if some Chelsea fans get their way, he’ll be playing at Stamford Bridge in the future.
Many believe he could be a perfect choice at left wing-back for the club, possessing the kind of defensive attributes that would make them a lot more solid at the back next term.
These supporters took to Twitter to share their thoughts on a potential move after his Saturday display…
— Kosovan Fella (@AlbanGerxhaliu) June 30, 2018
Laxalt would have been the perfect LWB in Conte’s system. Shame we didn’t get him last summer
— Michyology (@DonBatshuayi) June 30, 2018
Laxalt running like his life depended on it, no wonder Conte wanted him so badly
— Brian (@BRlANFC) June 30, 2018
— Azuka Chris (@chrisjax2003) June 30, 2018
@ChelseaFC please sign Diego Laxalt. He's a brilliant full back for Uruguay and Genoa FC.
— Click Refresh (@James6feetabove) June 30, 2018
Need to sign the Laxalt guy tbh. Solid af in that defense. @ChelseaFC 👀
— Sarthak Neupane (@Kahtrasn) June 30, 2018
— Luther Akyoo (@lutherakyoo) June 30, 2018
@ChelseaFC can you now invade Genoa and Atletico Madrid for Laxalt and Gimenez respectively to bolster our defence
— Elijah Nyachwaya (@nyachwaya254) June 30, 2018
@ChelseaFC please buy Diego Laxalt
— FIFA GBEE (@Holy_field) June 30, 2018