“Journalist unveils the transfer requirements Chelsea are considering for January.”
January is right around the corner as we move into November and the festive period, and that means we are about to get busy into another silly season.
Chelsea will not be as busy as they have been in the last couple of transfer windows but even still, they are expected to be dipping into the market once again.
They are also quite likely to be looking to sell a player or two as well, which could help/effect any more incomings.
The main priority position they are looking at for the January window is a new striker, with Nicolas Jackson struggling with making any kind of an impact, and Armando Broja struggling with persistent injuries.
But they do not want any kind of striker, according to journalist Dean Jones, they are seeking an ‘established’ striker, one who can come in and make an impact right now and one they do not have to wait for to develop, or can be called ‘raw’.
Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, Jones said…
“It’s a good value deal [Santiago Gimenez for £40m] and there’s no doubt that will have some appeal, but from what I understand, they would look for somebody more established. Whether that’s in European standing or in terms of having Premier League credentials, they want one or the other. I think it’d be a massive risk to bring in another player that the fans have little understanding of, and little expectation of, because it’s just too hard for players to live up to it. They’ve already got in Nicolas Jackson, a player of promise, he’s got that. I said from the moment he came in, he’s a good signing, but he cannot be trusted to be Chelsea’s main source of goals because he won’t deliver enough. There’s no history of him scoring enough goals at a high enough level to show that he can carry the burden of being Chelsea’s main number nine. And we’re still in that situation right now. I think that Chelsea’s temptation will be to go and spend almost double that amount on Ivan Toney, rather than take another punt on somebody actually fixing their problem.”