According to Fabrizio Romano, coach Mauricio Pochettino has no plans to use the Swiss midfielder next season.
Denis Zakaria is facing an uncertain future in the summer of 2023. The Swiss midfielder joined Chelsea last summer on loan from Juventus. The Blues see Zakaria as a replacement for N’Golo Kante with a hamstring injury.
The 26-year-old star left a certain mark in the Chelsea shirt. Zakaria scored against Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League; Impressive performance against Man City in the Premier League.
The upheaval on the training bench greatly affected Zakaria . He did not often play under Graham Potter. The 1996 midfielder appeared to be ‘missing’ when Frank Lampard took the hot seat at Stamford Bridge.
According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, new head coach Mauricio Pochettino has no plans to keep Zakaria . Thus, Chelsea will not activate the clause to buy the Swiss star outright for a fee of 30 million pounds.
Zakaria will return to Juventus after the 2022/2023 season. This is clearly the harsh reality for Zakaria when he once received high praise from professionals.
German football legend Lothar Matthaus commented that Zakaria has many similarities with Toni Kroos. Long stride, ideal height helps the Swiss star have the advantage in the role of defensive midfielder.