Garth Crooks believes that Chelsea defense needs some reinforcements and Frank Lampard should look to bring back Nathan Ake if their ban is lifted.
Blues were found guilty of a serious offense regarding their signings of overseas players under the age of 18. Therefore, they are prohibited from signing any new player. The Stamford Bridge outfit can see their ban lifted in January if their appeal is successful in the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Otherwise, Chelsea will have to wait until the summer.
Garth Crooks believes that if their ban is lifted they should look to do everything to re-sign their ex-player Nathan Ake from Bournemouth.
Blues sold Ake to Bournemouth for £20million in 2017.
Crooks told BBC, “The shot of Nathan Ake suspended in mid-air having attacked a set-piece and buried a bullet header past Angus Gunn in Southampton’s goal was a picture to behold.
“It was not only Bournemouth’s first goal in a historic win against their south coast rivals but a clear indication that the Cherries meant business.
“I don’t know what Ake would cost for Chelsea to buy him back but if I was them I would seriously consider it.”
According to various reports, Leicester City tried to sign Nathan Ake this summer in order to replace outgoing defender Harry Maguire. However, they were priced out as Cherries demanded in excess of £75m. So, signing Ake back won’t be easy for Chelsea.