Irish full back Seamus Coleman has emerged in recent years as arguably the best full back in the league. Signed for approximately £60,000.00 pounds in 2009, the full back has proved to be fantastic value for money and has become one of Everton’s most important players.
Signing with the Irish team Sligo Rovers as a teenager, Coleman worked so hard, and was eventually recommended by Willie Mcstay to former teammate and the then Everton manager, David Moyes.
Before even playing a game for the Premier league side, Seamus underwent a career threatening operation on an infected blister and overcame that scare to make a couple of appearances as a fringe player. The right back moved over to Blackpool on loan in March 2010 and was able to aid his career with the regular playing time he got.
Seamus eventually broke into the Everton squad in 2011/2012 season, with a couple eye catching performances on the right side of midfield. The young full back was so impressive that he was awarded the PFA young player of the year, finishing the season with a respectable 4 goals.
The 25 year old has shown his quality and has been recognized for numerous awards like his inclusion in the Premier league’s team of the year and also winning Everton’s player of the year award. He has been hailed by his manager Roberto Martinez as one of the best full backs in football, as he helped Everton to a fifth place finish, while conceding only 39 goals.
Chelsea have been reported as being interested in the Irishman and seem to be in need of a full back with such a balanced profile, coupled with the fact that Chelsea’s starting full back Branislav Ivanovic is on the wrong side of 30.
The young Cesar Azpilicueta has been transformed into a left back by the Chelsea manager, and the young Brazilian prospect Wallace had a dismal loan spell with Inter Milan last season. So it seems like the Everton full back is needed at the Bridge.
In Coleman, Chelsea obviously seek a player who is adept at both his duties in attack and defense. It has been said that the full back played arguably his best football as a right midfielder. It is also well known that the Blues manager prefers players who can play multiple positions on the field as this gives him the tactical flexibility needed to enable him maneuver games from a tactical perspective.
With Coleman just recently signing a five-and-a half year deal with Everton in June this year, Chelsea face an uphill task to acquire his services . Everton also seem to hold the promise of a better and brighter tomorrow as they constantly battle for Champions league places.
It is doubtful that the London side will persuade Everton to sell a player who is arguably the best right back in the league for 20million. Having said this, it is also unlikely that they would refuse a 30million pound bid for the talented Irishman. Irrespective of were the 25 year old eventually ends up, he would be a fine addition to any team in the league.