Chelsea transfer news: Haaland has four players who will see him score “a lot of goals” | Football | sport
World Cup winner Emmanuel Petit believes there are four Chelsea players with whom Erling Haaland could score “a lot of goals”. The former Monaco and Chelsea midfielder believes the Blues “need a top striker” and stressed that Haaland fits the bill.
Petit told Paddy Power, “I’ll keep it simple. Giroud is set to leave Chelsea, Tammy Abraham is likely going on loan and Timo Werner still struggles to score goals consistently and Kai Havertz is not a striker.
“Chelsea need a new striker and someone who scores a lot of goals.
“Erling Haaland is the answer, he is strong, powerful and young with a bright future ahead of him.”
Haaland, 20, has been billed as the next football superstar to succeed Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Since joining Borussia Dortmund for £ 20million in 2019, the Danish prodigy has scored 57 goals in 59 appearances for the German side and never fails to stop.
After 22 matches in UEFA club competition, Haaland has scored an incredible 24 goals.
To put it into perspective, at the same stage of their career, Kylian Mbappe had scored 12 goals, Lionel Messi eight, Robert Lewandowski six and Cristiano Ronaldo only one.
Haaland are more than ready for a money transfer, possibly costing well over £ 100million, and Chelsea are one of the few clubs on the planet that can afford such a fee.
Thomas Tuchel, now a Champions League winner, will look like an extremely desirable manager to work under, if he hasn’t already.
Petit continued: “Haaland’s value is already very high and ties with Tuchel increase his chances of joining Chelsea.
“Offensively, he could become the finisher Chelsea really need. I can imagine his relationship with Mount, Havertz, Pulisic and Ziyech making him score a lot of goals at Stamford Bridge.
Timo Werner has struggled to score goals this season and, along with Tammy Abraham and Olivier Giroud, looks in surplus.
Chelsea are looking to build on their European victory, and signing a player of Haaland’s caliber will only strengthen that cause.
With Mount, Havertz, Pulisic, and Ziyech around him, Petit is right to point out this potentially deadly combination.
His arrival would make Chelsea a favorite, nationally and in Europe without a doubt.
Chelsea haven’t won the Premiership since 2016/17, but with last season’s Champions League under their belt, as well as potentially Haaland, there will be no Blues star short of confidence.