Barcelona defender Thomas Vermaelen feels Luis Enrique would bring an attractive style of football to Chelsea.
Vermaelen worked with Enrique at Barca and knows he is being linked with a summer move to London.
“I wasn’t always playing but the relationship with him was very good,” he told the Daily Mail. “The way he talks to players is excellent. He knows how to make a player feel right. If you asked me about the best managers I have worked with I would always include him.”
Roman Abramovich has long craved a Barca-style Chelsea. Could Luis Enrique bring as radical a change there as Pep Guardiola has at City?
“I think so,” he says. “I think it would be similar to what you are seeing with Guardiola at City. It might take some time but I think it can work very well.”