Having gotten just 8 points from the first 8 League games of this season, Mourinho seems all desperate to change the whole messy situation all around, even if it would require him to get help from his past. And that seems a most-likely option as the Portuguese is looking at his old club, Porto in order to get the signature of Ruben Neves by January. Mourinho has admitted things could get really worse if Chelsea don’t pick up enough points in their subsequent fixtures, and with the team currently 16th on the table, a sizable number of points is needed if they ever want to make the top 4 at the end of the season.
Making top 4 is the club’s most feasible target right now, as the title defence looks far from reach. However, Ruben Neves might not be the most feasible transfer target as his buyout clause of €29 million Euros could hinder a smooth move away from the Portugal-based club. The Blues have kept close tabs on the teenage sensation of recent, and a move for his signature is reported to be in the books for the January window transfer. He was impressive during his 77-minute play against the EPL defending Champions last week in the Champions League, a game Porto won 2 – 1.
Neves’ statistics are befitting for a player tipped for a Stamford bridge-move. He has 87% pass accuracy and has completed 4 out of 7 take-ons in his 2 matches of the current Champions League. He is the youngest Portuguese to debut in the Champions League, and the youngest Porto player to score on his professional League debut, both back in August of last year. Such records back up his quality, and his addition to the squad by January could help Chelsea have a better (2nd) half of the season