Chelsea have been told to attempt to pull off the “controversial” transfer of Harry Kane, rather than signing Cristiano Ronaldo.
Chelsea have been plagued by problems through the center of the attack for years. Indeed, many strikers have been tried and tested and have failed to live up to expectations.
The latest failed experiment up top was Romelu Lukaku. The Belgian returned to Chelsea with 24 Serie A goals under his belt for Inter Milan the season prior.
However, he scored just eight Premier League goals upon his return, and evidently wanted to return to Milan. With both him and Timo Werner leaving Stamford Bridge in the summer, space for a new attacker opened up.
After Ronaldo made it clear he wanted to leave Manchester United to play Champions League football, a move to Chelsea might have happened.
However, it seemed manager Thomas Tuchel did not want him, and he remained at United.
With Ronaldo now having left United, after a series of sour events, Chelsea have been linked again. Recent reports have suggested the The striker will be offered to the Blues.
With Graham Potter now at the helm, not Tuchel, that move could be more likely.
Hasselbaink tells Blues to pursue Kane over Ronaldo
Former Chelsea striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink thinks the time for the club to sign Ronaldo has passed. Instead, the pundit feels Tottenham striker Kane should be in their thoughts.
“I would have done Ronaldo for Chelsea in the summer, for one year, but obviously now I think the priorities are bigger in the summer,” he said via football.london.
“I would try to persuade Kane to come.
That would be a very controversial move, but surely he’s going to want to win things. Surely he knows he’s not going to win with Spurs.”
Indeed, signing Kane over Ronaldo would surely mean Chelsea would have their new striker for longer. The latter cannot have too many years left playing at the top level.
Whether Spurs would want to sell to a direct rival puts doubt over any potential transfer, though.
Kane could force move, thinks Hasselbaink
However, they might have to, should Kane want to move on. Given his contract runs out in the summer of 2024, if he made it clear he wanted to move on, Spurs would need to sell to receive a fee for him.
Hasselbaink feels he cannot be too happy with how things are going in north London, so that could be a possibility.
“Surely, he is not enjoying the way he is playing at the moment and where he is playing. I know they’re all doing the shift for the team, but the majority of the time, when they don’t have the ball, he’s 10 meters away from his own box,” he added.
“You know, so surely he’s not going to want to be playing like that for the next 3-4 years. You know, surely he would want to be with the club that is going to go for it and is going to try to win trophies or are going to be closer to winning the trophies, so for me, they should go for him.
Whether or not that is the case, only Kane knows. He did want to move to Manchester City to have a better chance at team success previously.
While that move is now very unlikely, since Erling Haaland joined in the summer, Chelsea could be an alternative. The Blues last won a trophy a little over a year ago, whereas for Tottenham, it has been 14 years.
As such, it seems a move to Stamford Bridge would represent a better chance at winning some silverware.
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