Sport Kurt Zouma Q&A with Read Chelsea's Ryan Darby

20:20  10 august  2018
20:20  10 august  2018 Source:   readsport.co

United in talks to sign Zouma

  United in talks to sign Zouma Manchester United are speaking to Chelsea over a deal for French defender Kurt Zouma. According to L’Equipe, United are in talks over the permanent signing of Zouma, who looks set to leave Chelsea in the next 24 hours. Twitter: Breaking | Manchester United have opened discussions with Chelsea over the purchase of French central defender Kurt… https://t.co/V7gZIpUjgJ (@GFFN) The report also claims that Chelsea are hesitating over the offer, as they consider whether they would be willing to let him join their rivals. Twitter: Chelsea are hesitating over an approach from Manchester United for French defender Kurt Zouma, according to L’Équip… https://t.co/E4diCVaSXJ (@GFFN) Everton have also made a loan approach for Zouma, following his loan spell at Stoke last season. Twitter: Everton have meanwhile put in a loan offer to Chelsea for Kurt Zouma (L’Équipe) https://t.co/p5DTDGFmdd (@GFFN) Stoke were relegated to the Championship, despite Zouma impressing at the back for the club.

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Kurt Happy Zouma (born 27 October 1994) is a French professional footballer who plays as a centre back for Premier League club Chelsea , and the France national team.

Everton have today completed the loan signing of Kurt Zouma from Chelsea.

The defender will spend the entire season at Goodison Park after falling out of favour at Chelsea.

The Toffees do not hold an option to buy as part of the deal.

To find out more about the player, we quizzed Read Chelsea’sRyan Darby about the defender.

Ryan, from a Chelsea perspective, how do you view Zouma’s loan move to Everton?

I think it is a good move for him. I think in terms of the official side of it and it not getting confirmed until nearly a whole 24 hours after the deadline was a bit of a mess, but in the end, the club got their man.

It’s a step up after spending last season on loan at Stoke and he is certainly an improvement on what you have, so we’ll be keeping a close on how he gets on there.

Manchester United open talks over Zouma move

  Manchester United open talks over Zouma move Manchester United have opened talks with Chelsea over a deal for central defender Kurt Zouma. According to L’Equipe, United are in talks over the permanent signing of Zouma, who looks set to leave Chelsea in the next 24 hours. Twitter: Breaking | Manchester United have opened discussions with Chelsea over the purchase of French central defender Kurt… https://t.co/V7gZIpUjgJ (@GFFN) The report also claims that Chelsea are hesitating over the offer, as they consider whether they would be willing to let him join their rivals. Twitter: Chelsea are hesitating over an approach from Manchester United for French defender Kurt Zouma, according to L’Équip… https://t.co/E4diCVaSXJ (@GFFN) Everton have also made a loan approach for Zouma, following his loan spell at Stoke last season. Twitter: Everton have meanwhile put in a loan offer to Chelsea for Kurt Zouma (L’Équipe) https://t.co/p5DTDGFmdd (@GFFN) Stoke were relegated to the Championship, despite Zouma impressing at the back for the club.

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How would you describe him as a player?

Without jumping on too many cliches, he’s a very physical defender. He’s going to put himself on the line for you. However, his stature and pure strength often give off the impression that those are his only attributes and he relies on those, when in fact he’s a much smarter defender than that. He’s also fairly handy on the ball, should Marco Silva look to play out from the back.

Aside from being a solid defender, he is also a really likeable person and will undoubtedly be a hit on and off the pitch at Goodison.

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How did he do at Stoke last season?

It would be easy to look at Stoke’s relegation and make assumptions, but there was more to it than that. In fact, Zouma actually performed fairly well in the circumstances and was unlucky to have the relegation put next to his name.

Chelsea man Zouma undergoes Everton medical

  Chelsea man Zouma undergoes Everton medical Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma appears to be closing in on a loan switch to Everton. The central defender is undergoing a medical at Everton ahead of a potential loan move from Chelsea, according to the Telegraph’s Chris Bascombe. Twitter: Kurt Zouma to EFC on loan deal sheet is in. A medical is underway. (@_ChrisBascombe) Everton want to add further quality to their ranks following a hectic finale to the summer transfer window, with Zouma identified as a loan target. The 5pm deadline for buying English clubs has already passed, but the Toffees have apparently submitted an extension request to the Premier League as they look to thrash out a deal for the Frenchman. Zouma spent last season on loan at Stoke City but failed to impress, as the Potters were consigned to relegation down to the Championship. Chelsea have evidently deemed Zouma as surplus to requirements for the upcoming season, with the player now set to move on and gain first-team experience elsewhere.

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Does he have a future at Chelsea?

It is so hard to say, especially given the long-term injury he sustained during Guus Hiddink’s time in charge.

Jose Mourinho brought him into the side and he looked like he could develop into the centre-back that would lead our defence for the next 10 years, then disaster strikes against Manchester United and he faces months on the sidelines.

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He’s never quite been the same player since, as with many professionals who suffer these long-term knee injuries, which is a great shame.

If there was ever a time to break in at Chelsea, it was this summer, with concerns over David Luiz and Gary Cahill’s futures, but he has been deemed surplus to requirements.

It’s a stark reminder of how quickly a player’s luck can turn at a club. He was named our Young Player of the Year for the 2014/15 season and now we’re wondering if he’s played his last game in Chelsea blue.

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Zouma deal to be announced Friday morning .
Everton are expected to announced the signing of Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma on Friday morning, with the Frenchman joining on a season-long loan. The Toffees were successful in submitting a deal sheet before the 5pm deadline on Thursday, meaning they were granted an additional two hours to get the deal done. While Everton haven’t confirmed whether they were able to wrap up the deal in time or not, Alan Myers explained for Sky Sports that while it may take till the morning to be announced, the deal is expected to go through. Zouma has been with Chelsea since 2014, but the 23-year old central defender spent last season on loan with Stoke, playing 37 times in all appearances, of which 34 were in the Premier League. He also scored on one occasion for the Potters. Zouma will become Marco Silva’s seventh signing this summer.

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