Chelsea Transfer News: The Blues have been urged to put their affairs in order and recruit a top-tier striker to take Romelu Lukaku’s position.
After his £97 million dream return to Stamford Bridge turned into a nightmare, Belgium striker Lukaku’s loan move to Inter Milan is finalised and that would leave Chelsea without a recognised striker.
However, with Arsenal signing Gabriel Jesus and Blues target Christopher Nkunku agreeing on a new contract with Leipzig, Chelsea is out of options to replace him.
This summer, manager Thomas Tuchel hoped to strengthen rather than weaken his team. Paul Merson believes that unless that situation changes, the Blues won’t be a serious threat to Manchester City and Liverpool.
Chelsea Transfer News: What did Merson say?
“Romelu Lukaku is galloping away, but Chelsea must buy a world-class striker to replace him,” Merson wrote in his Daily Star column. The problem is that Chelsea purchased him to serve as a focal point and as that decisive goal scorer who would win them close games.
They still require that. For me, Kai Havertz ranks at number 10. A centre forward, not. He reminds me of a player like Dennis Bergkamp. With his back to the goal, he is not in need of the ball. He is too competent for it.
“He will make things happen if the ball is facing the goal. Chelsea must so acquire a striker or they will drop to third place once more. I believe they can compete with Manchester City and Liverpool if they get a top-tier striker to replace Lukaku. They are just a little bit short without one.
Merson disagrees with Chelsea’s choice to let Lukaku leave, believing that he is choosing the easy route by returning to Inter Milan. He is choosing the simple route by returning to Inter Milan, former England forward claimed.
Merson is not happy with Lukaku’s lack of fight
“He could have stayed and promised to demonstrate. However, some players find this league to be excessively difficult. They make the decision that they would rather make money playing in a league where it is extremely simple. In Italy, Lukaku won’t be competing against top-tier centre-halves for teams at the bottom of the standings, is he? “
If he scores 20 goals in Italy, only non-football fans would bemoan the fact that he ought to still be playing for Chelsea. No. It’s the Italian league. Wake up.
Football experts will recognise the enormous difference. Kudos to Thomas Tuchel. He declared, “This hasn’t worked. It won’t work. Let’s get rid of it. And I actually genuinely appreciate that because it’s RUTHLESS. I find this kind of refreshing in a way since some clubs stick by their players and keep trying to make things work when it’s obvious they can’t.
It’s a huge vote of confidence in Tuchel to write off all that cash and permit Lukaku to join Inter on loan. However, it is clever since he is a top manager, and you must capitalise on that. There aren’t many top managers around. You should follow his instructions if you have one.