A tweet from Gianluca Di Marzio confirms that Chelsea have signed Malang Sarr on a free transfer. The French defender has agreed to a 5-year deal with the Blues.
How will he fit in
Despite his outstanding credentials, Sarr is not a first-team signing. Lampard will loan him out according to Fabrizio Romano. Romano also tweeted that a good number of Bundesliga clubs have already put in their requests to loan Sarr.
Nizaar Kinsella reports that Bayer Leverkusen and Schalke want to loan Sarr. But these aren’t the only options.
Sarr claims that he wanted to join the club with a good football project where he’ll get ample opportunities.
Sarr will leave Chelsea for now but he could be a low-risk, high-reward signing for the Blues. His performances for Nice suggests that he is a quality center-back. Silva is a short term solution. If groomed properly, Sarr could be the long-term answer to Chelsea’s defensive woes.