Chelsea news: Jamie Redknapp names Frank Lampard’s best summer signing

Chelsea news: Jamie Redknapp names Frank Lampard’s best summer signing


Jamie Redknapp has discussed Frank Lampard’s transfer business at Chelsea (Pictures: Getty / Sky Sports)

Jamie Redknapp has explained why he believes Thiago Silva will end up being Frank Lampard’s best summer signing at Chelsea.

The Blues, who finished fourth in the Premier League last season, have spent more than £100m on new additions Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech and Ben Chilwell.

But former England midfielder Redknapp believes the free transfer of Brazilian defender Silva could end up being Chelsea’s most important piece of business this summer as they look to make up ground on Liverpool and Manchester City.

Silva joined Lampard’s side for free last month after ending his eight-year spell at PSG, where he won multiple Ligue 1 titles and reached the Champions League final.

‘That might end up being the best signing for them because of his experience,’ Redknapp said of Silva, 35.

‘It might not be the most exciting one but with their young players, sometimes you need someone that can come in and just calm everyone down.

‘He’s got amazing know-how, playing at the top throughout his career for the likes of PSG and AC Milan.

‘He’s a winner, he’s played in the Champions League and captained his country.

‘He will be a brilliant addition. It will be interesting to see who Frank Lampard sees as his best defensive partner.’

Redknapp also backed Chelsea to sign Kai Havertz ahead of the new Premier League season. The Blues are closing in on a £90m deal for the German star.

He added to Sky Sports: ‘Chelsea are on the verge of building something special.

Kai Havertz is closing in on a move to Stamford Bridge (Picture: Getty)

‘It will take time and there will be ups and downs. You’ve got Ziyech who can play on the wings and Havertz is a super talent who can play in a number of positions.

‘He would bring goals, pace, ability. That would be a great signing, not just for now but for the future.

‘It would be a great addition to what is already an exciting team.’

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