Chelsea are vying for Erling Haaland’s signature but completing a deal this summer is proving to be difficult.
Former Blue, Emmanuel Petit believes it is integral for the club to sign a striker like Haaland.
“I’ll make it simple,” Paddy Power ambassador Petit said.
“Olivier Giroud is on his way out of Chelsea, Tammy Abraham is probably leaving on loan, and Timo Werner is still struggling to score goals consistently and Kai Havertz is not a striker.
“Chelsea need a new striker and someone who scores lots of goals. Erling Haaland is the answer. He’s strong, powerful and young with a bright future in front of him.
“Haaland’s value is already very high, and connections with Tuchel increase his chance of joining Chelsea.
“Offensively, he could become the finisher that Chelsea really need. I can imagine his relationship with Mount, Havertz, Pulisic and Ziyech making him score lots of goals at Stamford Bridge.
“Chelsea need a top striker, it’s as simple as that.”
Haaland’s services is bound to cost a record fee, something Chelsea are not against paying. After all, if it is one player who can unlock the entire team’s potential, then he will be well worth it.
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