Brescia’s in-form striker Florian Aye admits it is his “dream” to play for Chelsea and win silverware with the London club.
Aye, 24, joined Brescia from French Ligue 2 side Clermont Foot in the summer of 2019. They are currently in the second tier of Italian football after relegation from Serie A last season.
The former France Under-20 ace failed to score a single goal from 22 appearances during the relegation campaign. But he has bagged 10 so far in 2020-2021, with four assists to his name as well.
It is certainly a breakthrough campaign for the Parisian, who has ambitions to play at the highest level. And when scoring against Venezia on March 6, he set a record even the great Roberto Baggio could not match.
Aye became the first player in the history of the club to score in seven straight league games. And that return has seen him linked with a move away from Stadio Mario Rigamonti this summer.
Whether or not the Blues are interested is open to debate but there is no doubting his obsession with Stamford Bridge.
“I dream of playing for Chelsea and winning a title like the Premier League or the Champions League,” he told So Foot (via Sport Witness). “Sometimes, I even think about it in the middle of the day. When I was little, my father bought me Arjen Robben’s shirt.
“I always followed Chelsea, my favourite player Didier Drogba went there. I think that only strengthened my attachment to the club.”
The forward scored 19 goals from 41 outings for Clermont in 2018-2019. But he has yet to be tested in a major league. If he keeps improving at the current rate then that may well change sooner rather than later.
Werner replacement required?
One striker who has failed to live up to the hype is Timo Werner. The German arrived after scoring goals for fun while at RB Leipzig.
But he has struggled for the west Londoners, with only five league goals to his name to date. A report earlier this week claimed that the Germany hitman is even considering his future at the club.
It has been suggested that he will not see out his contract and could move back to Germany. Thomas Tuchel was heard slating the 25-year-old during Monday’s 2-0 victory over Everton.
Pitchside microphones picked up the boss questioning his positional sense during the 90 minutes. It would be a huge shock to see Werner leave – and an even bigger one if Aye was his replacement.
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