A former Liverpool right-back, Glen Johnson, has stated that Chelsea must signal a prime striker like Dortmund’s Erling Haaland and a youthful centre-back for his or her supervisor, Thomas Tuchel, this summer season in the event that they need to grow to be title contenders subsequent season.
Johnson, who performed for Chelsea between 2003 and 2007, stated this forward of the Blues’ Premier League conflict with Manchester United on Sunday.
“I feel they [Chelsea] wants a prime, youthful centre half, they usually want a prime striker,” Johnson advised Metro UK.
“Clearly, they’ve spent some huge cash within the huge areas and in midfield. I feel they’re a much better aspect with Giroud, and he’s the man that they’ve been attempting to get out of the door for the previous couple of years. It reveals you that they’ve tried to exchange him and haven’t managed to take action.
“I feel a prime striker is the primary factor. Giroud is 34 now, so there may be solely a lot he can do. The identical stands at centre-half as a result of Thiago Silva is a special class, however his physique can’t address the Premier League each week.”
He added, “I feel somebody like Haaland can be very best. He’d be the right alternative for Giroud. He’s huge, he’s fast, he’s highly effective, he’s unbelievable in entrance of a objective.
“These form of signings give a raise to the remainder of the dressing room, and it could be an actual assertion if they might pull it off.”