Deal Close: Lille determined to sign Chelsea ace this month

By | January 29, 2020

According to the Sun, Ligue 1 outfit Lille are reportedly in talks with Tariq Lamptey over summer move from Chelsea.

The Sun reports that the 19-year-old’s current contract with the West London club is set to expire at the end of the current campaign, leaving the defender free to negotiate a pre-contract agreement in January.

The Sun do add that the Blues are keen on tying the ace down to a new contract.

The England youth international has played three games across all competitions this campaign.

Lamptey made his debut for the West London club in last month’s mammoth games against their Premier League rivals Arsenal, the starlet showed that he can handle things in the deep end with an assured form in a high-pressure encounter.

Should Lamptey decide to make a switch to Lille in the summer, a deal would have to be agreed between the two teams or a fee would be determined by a tribunal.

Lille have a brilliant track record with developing starlet and we’ve seen several highly-rated English prospects move abroad in recent year to kickstart their careers.

This could prove to be a wise move for Lamptey, his chances of first-team opportunity could be limited in west London.

Fellow academy graduate and Reece James and club skipper Cesar Azpilicueta are currently ahead of Lamptey in the pecking order at the right-back position.