Chelsea or Man Utd: Which club would be better suited for Coman?

Stefan Bienkowski
Stefan Bienkowski Updated: 17 Jun 2021 15:27 BST 3 min read
Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge rules out Kinglsey Coman sale

Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge rules out Kinglsey Coman sale

Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman has quickly become one of the most interesting names ahead of this summer’s transfer window.

The France international has enjoyed another impressive season in Munich but trouble seems to be afoot, with the player’s representatives and the club coming to blows over a new contract.

Coman reportedly wants a pay rise and Bayern aren’t willing to budge. So reports in England have begun to suggest the winger could be set for a departure from the Bundesliga giants, with Manchester United and Chelsea both interested in signing the winger.

But which of the two clubs would be better suited for Coman next season?

Would Coman be a good Man Utd signing?

With the club also linked with Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho, it’s quite easy to see why Man Utd may be tempted to splash the cash on a player that can provide goals and assists from out wide this summer.

The last season saw Anthony Martial really struggle to offer a consistent source of goals or assists, while Daniel James remains a useful squad player but by no means a guaranteed starter.

Youngster Amad Diallo could develop into a great winger and Man Utd may be able to convince Jesse Lingard to stay on at the club this summer, but the fact remains that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side most likely need a proven winger before the start of the new Premier League season.

Whether that will be Coman remains to be seen, but it’s very easy to see how the Bayern star could settle into life at Old Trafford and pick up plenty of game time.

Kingsley Coman would only move if promised a starting role for his new club

Kingsley Coman would only move if promised a starting role for his new club

Would Coman be a good Chelsea signing?

Like Sancho, Coman has also seen his name linked with a move to Stamford Bridge this summer and on the face of it it’s easy to see why. The Bayern winger possesses all of the same traits as Sancho and has been playing at a higher level for even longer.

However, perhaps unlike the situation at Man Utd, it’s a little more difficult to see where Coman (or indeed Sancho) would actually fit into Thomas Tuchel’s squad next season.

As things currently stand, Chelsea have no less than four wide forwards all vying for a first-team spot. And that’s ignoring young players like Charly Musonda Jr or strikers like Timo Werner that tend to play out wide from time to time.

There’s every chance that a player like Callum Hudson-Odoi may be sold in the summer but it’s unlikely that Coman would be joining the club to play every game if Christian Pulisic, Kai Havertz and Hakim Ziyech all stay this summer. And a substantial bid for the player therefore wouldn’t make a huge amount of sense.

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