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Chelsea legend hails ‘new Desailly’ Kurt Zouma

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Former Chelsea defender Frank Leboeuf has hailed new signing Kurt Zouma, stating that the 19-year-old can be as good as former France legend Marcel Desailly.

Kurt Zouma

Leboeuf, who played alongside Desailly at Stamford Bridge and for France, has said that Zouma can make a huge impact in West London.

“He will have to adapt to the Premier League, but he’s a talented player,” Leboeuf told talkSPORT.

“I saw him play at the weekend and he’s very confident and very strong. Hopefully he will be compared to Marcel Desailly very soon, but he will need a bit of time to settle down and get more experience.

“He can represent the future for Chelsea.”

Zouma completed his move to Chelsea from St Etienne last month for £12m, and will spend the rest of the season on back at the Ligue 1 club on loan.

What do you think? High praise indeed! Can Zouma be that good? Let me know in the comments below…