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PSG's 'new Lionel Messi' keen to follow Thomas Tuchel to Chelsea

PSG's 'new Lionel Messi' keen to follow Thomas Tuchel to Chelsea
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Chelsea are keen on signing Paris Saint-Germain youngster Kay Ruiz-Atil, a wonderkid that was once dubbed as the 'new Lionel Messi'.

Thomas Tuchel gave Ruiz-Atil his debut at PSG, and after Chelsea appointed the German, the London-based club are reportedly interested in the youngster, with Tuchel being a big admirer of his abilities, according to French news outlet Foot Mercato.

The report states that Ruiz-Atil has found it hard to break into the first-team under new manager Mauricio Pochettino, and he has expressed his desire to move to Chelsea and play under Tuchel once again.

Ruiz-Atil made his debut in September 2020, in a 1-0 loss against Lens, being given his first start in that game.

The young central midfielder has made just one appearance under Pochettino, in a 3-1 win against Montpellier, and he has not made a single appearance since.

Ruiz-Atil's future at PSG has become uncertain in recent weeks despite his massive potential, with the report adding that there will be "a meeting" between the youngster's representatives and Chelsea taking place soon.

The 18-year-old was seemingly only trusted by Tuchel at PSG, but Arsenal are reportedly also interested in the youngster, seeing him as a player that fits in their transfer strategy of late to secure young players early on.

Arsenal have already tried to sign the former Barcelona academy player before, yet the deal did not materialise.

Before being linked to Chelsea, Ruiz-Atil made his situation at PSG clear and revealed through a post on Instagram that he will do what is best for his career and to get regular playing-time as much as possible.

Ruiz-Atil wrote that "If PSG doesn't want me to train with the pros, there are other clubs. It will not end at PSG."

At an early age, Ruiz-ATil earned comparisons to world superstar Lionel Messi, with the pair seemingly having a very identical playing-style, with both of them also coming out of the famous La Masia academy.

Ruiz-Atil is a fantastic player on the ball, able to use both feet when going forward, being a very good playmaker.

Whatever happens to Ruiz-Atil, he is determined to play more, and will not be afraid of leaving PSG to get that game-time.


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