Shaking a few things up a bit.
That was my first thought when I saw the latest name that Blues were being linked with this summer, because his move could have a major impact on the future of a current member of the team.
According to a report from journalist Richard Wilford, Blues are set to complete the signing of Elche left-winger Ivan Sanchez on a free transfer. The 27-year-old had a bit of a down year last campaign only scoring one goal and registering four assists, but with thirty goals and 16 assists across his whole career.
But even if his numbers haven’t been that great, at least we are going to be getting something that e have been crying out to have for some time now.
With the introduction of a natural winger to compliment Jeremie Bela on the other flank, one person who has been forced to play out of position this season could be put back where he belongs, and that’s Dan Crowley. Having played most of his career through the middle of the park, he’s spent most of this season being pushed out wide, and whilst he’s done a pretty good job there, he’s still not all that he can be.
Has Dan Crowley been worth the investment for the Blues?
With new Blues boss Aitor Karanka preferring a 4-2-3-1 formation, you can easily see Crowley shifting back more centrally for the team next year, playing behind a big centre-forward like Lukas Jutkiewicz where he’ll be allowed to dictate the play a lot more.
And hopefully him playing in his natural position will bring along some even better performances with it that can provide a boost for the team.
What about you? Do you think that this move would allow Crowley to have a new lease of life as it were?