After arriving in Chelsea, Thomas Tuchel did not have time to deal with signing players during the winter, but that is why he threw all the cards for the upcoming summer when there will certainly be a change in the lineup.
Immediately upon arriving at his new job, Tuchel submitted to the competent directors a list of players he would like to see at Stamford Bridge. One of them is David Alaba, but his heart is directed towards Spain after the official announcement that he is leaving Bayern, the other is Erling Haaland, whose price is constantly jumping, and a new face on the wish list is - Jonas Hoffman.
It is no secret that Tuchel likes to be surrounded by his compatriots and to build an empire with them, so logically he started the search for new players in his homeland. Bild is in the text available only to registered users, entitled "Tuchel cast an eye on this Borussia star", it is written about the interest in Jonas Hoffman, who has experienced a dizzying rise in his career during the last two or three years.
In October, at the age of 28, he made his debut for Germany with Joachim Low, this season he scored six goals and ten assists in the Gladbach jersey, and his acquaintance with the Chelsea coach dates back to the time when they worked in Dortmund.
Namely, Tuchel trained Hoffman in Westphalen, and he already asked the agents of Borussia's winger through one of his assistants if he would be interested in moving to West London. It is no secret that Hoffman has been in demand in England for some time.
Back in the summer of 2019, there was interest from Tottenham, in the meantime, Arsenal also had their scouts in the Borussia games, but the transfer did not materialize in any case.
Hoffman is specific
The reason for that is probably Hoffman's specific player structure.
Namely, Hoffman can cover both wings equally well, but he can also be useful behind the attacker in the 4-2-3-1 system, and even move even more defensively towards the heart of the midfield, but only when necessary. He is a good dribbler, he knows how to send the ball into space and create a chance for his attackers from nothing, but his biggest problem is that even for the Bundesliga he is slow.
Anyone who follows the German league knows that Hoffmann does not manage in rain and (or) snow conditions and that he plays well with ideal weather conditions. This is not disputable, but if he moved to England, it would be rain, wind, and gloomy weather waiting for him ...
That flaw came to him as something like the problem of Timo Werner who can't play football in front of noisy stands. Hoffman does not have a buyout clause in Borussia, and his market value is around 16,000,000 euros. Looking at the competition on the flanks, maybe Chelsea needs more refreshment in defense and in the midfield ... And Hoffman is primarily a winger.