Good lord, I don't understand sometimes how we can watch the same game as fans and.have such differing opinions on a player!
Personally I think he offers sweet FA and playing him up top is a large reason Chelsea score feck all.
Yeah, haha, thing is, we score pretty much too with WW on top who also don’t score.
Seriously though, I was mostly joking with Kai Havertz
. But the thing is, if you look around Europe for strikers that (a) have some size, (b) have a lot of quality on the ball, is good on the linkup, (c) have the smarts to play in an advanced system and (d) might be available — the list isn’t that long.
Like of course you take Osimehn or Kane or Sesko — and I would actually like Toney — but there are no guarantees.
*Napoli might not sell Osimehn. Napoli might go to the final of the CL and want another shot at it next season, could they tell Osimehn, ‘we will sell you, but only next summer’? I don’t know, but it’s not like I would fall of a chair in surprise if it happened.
*Is Harry Kane available? Maybe. Probably. But again, it’s basically never guaranteed that a top player of a top 5 PL club will be sold. They would never sell him for money reasons, will he force himself out?
*Will Leipzig sell Sesko before he played one game for them? I think it makes sense, and I would pay through the nose to get him. But they aren’t in desperate need for cash either. Leipzig could litterary sell 3 players for well over 300m in Sesko, Gvardiol and Nkunku. They can’t be desperate to cash in all at once.
*Toney? Maybe he won’t be considered due to the betting issues.
There are of course other options.
BUT, I clearly remember a young Robin Van Persie
having the exact same rep as Havertz have now (albeit at a bit younger age). RVP just could not score for Arsenal his first two years. Great team. A ton of chances. And 5 goals in 26 games. His second year, 5 goals in 24 games. And then for like 4 season, he didn’t score much, 9-10 goals. RVP didn’t score more than 11 goals in the PL before he was 28, then the year after he had 30 goals, we bought him, and he had 26.
Havertz do remind me a bit of a RVP in his early 20s. Is he a top “x” option, haha, nah, but like let’s say Boehly had to sell players for FFP reasons and we can’t get our top options, I wouldn’t mind buying low, could definitely see him come here and break out.