Lazar Markovic: The teen to ease Benitez’s position at Chelsea (Video)

With each passing minute, the transfer window ticks closer to opening and allowing teams to strengthen. While players and teams are far more apprehensive to utilise the ability to sign players, it still doesn’t stop rumours circulating to attract interest in the next prodigious youngster. One of those is Lazar Markovic of Partizan Belgrade, who has been linked with a move to Chelsea.

The 18-year-old has been linked with a big money move across the continent since the summer and has yet to disappoint his potential suitors yet, having netted six times in 12 goals for the Serbian giants, while amassing six caps for the national team.

Understandably, the reports were to be expected following Avram Grant’s short stint in charge of Partizan, but it isn’t just his time in charge as to why Chelsea should be interested in Markovic. The teenage front-man has been dubbed as been one of the 15 Best Footballers in the World You Haven’t Heard Of Yet.

His capability to support the striker could come in use to the Blues, who are regularly on the look out to snap up the next best talent. His acceleration and speed would only bolster their impressive attacking array of talent and is the one player that could comfortably easy Rafael Benitez’s position at Stamford Bridge.