Chelsea signed a host of new players this season.
Their forward line looks star-lit. However, they are still lacking a centre forward who can play the number nine game. The rumors around the mill is that Haaland is being targeted by Chelsea. However, according to Liverpool great Aldrige, Chelsea will have to fight Manchester City for the player’s signature.
Aldridge said in Sunday World: “Erling Haaland is the player every club wants this summer – but I suspect the traditional giants of European football will be blown out of the race to sign the hottest talent in football.
“The Borussia Dortmund striker is the real deal in every sense of the word and if a player of his calibre emerged in the game over the last few decades, he would be destined to go to Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester United or Liverpool.
“This has been the path all the best players have aimed to follow, but all that could be about to change as we limp out of this pandemic at a disappointingly slow pace.
“The financial cost of the last year is biting hard for football clubs at all levels of the game and it might well reset the landscape of the game for years to come.
“Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea are funded very differently than the game’s established giants and with this in mind, I suspect a new era may be about to dawn.
“City’s success in appealing their two-year Champions League ban was a hammer blow to UEFA’s Financial Fair Play rules and that verdict could be even more significant amid the ongoing pandemic.
“While the owners of Liverpool and Manchester United have openly admitted they might not be able to compete for the best players in the transfer market this summer, Man City, PSG and Chelsea will see this as their biggest opportunity yet.”