The Blues could be potentially signing Barcelona forward Antoine Griezmann come this summer.
However, Chelsea is definitely not the only club vying to get the France international over to their. Several other clubs are in the running, which include Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain.
Griezmann left Atletico Madrid in July 2019, and joined La Liga giants FC Barcelona for £108 million. However, Barcelona has put their French winger on the market – with a price tag of £90 million. It results in a loss for the Catalan club, albeit small.
The France international has till now made 37 appearances across all competitions, and scored 14 goals with 4 assists. For the expectations Barcelona had when they first signed him last year, have not been met by Griezmann.
So how will Chelsea benefit with signing Griezmann? Well, for starters, the 29-year old winger has impeccable technique while playing and skillfully uses his left foot. It would be a great benefit for the Blues if he does end up at Stamford Bridge.
However, Lampard might favour the likes of Jadon Sancho at Chelsea. He is younger and for the Blues, a long term option is better. Willian and Pedro might be leaving this summer, with their contracts expiring in a few months.
There is good backup at Chelsea, though. Christian Pulisic and Callum Hudson-Odoi, along with Hakim Ziyech – all on the young side – are there to perform on the pitch. There will be a lot of competition for Chelsea to sign Griezmann, so it’s a matter of waiting and watching.