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Benoit Badiashile: A closer look at potential Chelsea signing

With Chelsea reportedly close to a deal for Monaco defender Benoit Badiashile, we take a look at what the Frenchman could bring to Graham Potter's side.

The Stamford Bridge club have reportedly seen off stiff competition to agree a £35 million deal for Badiashile, with the ninth-placed Blues facing a fight to qualify for the Champions League next season.

We take a closer look at Badiashile's profile and what he could add to this languishing Chelsea team in the Premier League...

How old is Benoit Badiashile?

Benoit Badiashile is 21-years-old. He will turn 22 in March 2023.

What position does Benoit Badiashile play?

Badiashile is a central defender, capable of playing in both a back four and back five.

What type of player is Benoit Badiashile?

Badiashile is a complete defender, whose left-footedness is likely to appeal to Chelsea and Graham Potter.

The Monaco man stands at 6ft 4in tall, and is therefore well equipped for the physical and aerial demands of the Premier League.

A tremendous athlete with real power, Badiashile is also comfortable on the ball and a good reader of the game.

Who has Benoit Badiashile played for?

Badiashile is an academy graduate of Monaco, turning out for the club's B side 12 times before making over 100 senior appearances for the first team.

The centre-back has also represented France at several youth age groups, receiving his first two senior caps in 2022.

How much will Benoit Badiashile cost?

Chelsea will reportedly pay Monaco £35m for Badiashile's services, with the Frenchman viewed as a defender with huge potential.

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