Chelsea have been informed that it could cost them as much as £86 million to sign Napoli winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia next year, confirms the Evening Standard. The Blues are likely to face major competition for the player being dubbed as ‘Kvaradona’ by Napoli fans liking him to club legend Diego Maradona.
Chelsea Might Have to Pay Record Fee for Khvicha Kvaratskhelia Signing
Kvartskhelia’s Agent Opens up on His Future
The 21-year-old winger has made an incredible impact for the Italian club since joining them earlier this year from Dinamo Batumi. The Georgia international’s performances have attracted the attention of multiple major European clubs, including the super-rich Chelsea as well as their Premier League rivals Liverpool – whom Kvaratskhelia tormented in their recent Champions League group stage encounters.
The winger’s agent recently spoke about his future, telling Fabrizio Romano: “You know what’s crazy, he’s done what he’s been in doing in Russia and Europe for the past couple of years. He’s come to Napoli, he’s been brilliant, and people are talking about 100m euros. For me, if he continues to perform like this till the end of the season and next season because there’s a zero per cent chance they sell him [in January]. He will reach 100m euros for sure.”
This interest follows his heroics in the Champions League, where he has scored 2 goals and provided 3 assists in just five appearances so far in his first campaign in Europe’s most prestigious club competition.
Kvaratskhelia’s Career So Far
The Georgian winger has been dubbed “the best player in Serie A” after his heroics in both the league and Champions League for Napoli. The 21-year-old has made 17 appearances for the Italian side this season, scoring 8 goals and providing 10 assists – being one of the most prolific players in Europe’s top-5 leagues.
Kvicha Kvaratskhelia’s game by numbers vs. Sassuolo:
100% long balls completed
100% crosses completed
85% pass accuracy
3 key passes
2 big chances created
Unstoppable. 💫 pic.twitter.com/6tA5EAlyOA
— Statman Dave (@StatmanDave) October 29, 2022
The Serie A star isn’t showing any signs of slowing down, with his highly skilful nature and regular goal contributions making him one of the hottest young talents in Europe. If he can maintain his consistency for months to come, Kvaratskhelia could become an £85 million player soon.