A former Liverpool right-back, Glen Johnson, has stated that Chelsea must signal a high 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 turn into 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 believe they [Chelsea] wants a high, youthful centre half, and so they want a high striker,” Johnson informed Metro UK.
“Clearly, they’ve spent some huge cash within the huge areas and in midfield. I believe they’re a much better aspect with Giroud, and he’s the man that they’ve been making an attempt to get out of the door for the previous couple of years. It reveals you that they’ve tried to switch him and haven’t managed to take action.
“I believe a high 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 unique class, however his physique can’t address the Premier League each week.”
He added, “I believe somebody like Haaland could be preferrred. He’d be the right alternative for Giroud. He’s massive, he’s fast, he’s highly effective, he’s unbelievable in entrance of a purpose.
“These form of signings give a carry to the remainder of the dressing room, and it will be an actual assertion if they might pull it off.”