Chelsea have been going through a disappointing campaign and it is a direct result of the club’s prudent spending last summer. At a time when Manchester City and United were splurging on several new players, Chelsea decided to spend only the money recovered by the sale of players. Apart from losing the Premier League title, we can also have a major disappointment with regard to the cup competitions. However, things can recover quickly with a positive summer. These are the five players Chelsea can sign in the summer:
There are big transfer rumours about Robert Lewandowski making the switch to Chelsea. Manchester United offer significant competition for the Polish international’s signature. The major reason to go behind the experienced campaigner is the disappointment of Alvaro Morata, who has failed to adapt to the English Premier League – despite a strong start. Lewandowski is set to be released from his contract, thus making him a financially attractive option.
The Real Madrid midfielder has been making waves this season. He has been a regular first-team player and has contributed 10 goals in 39 appearances across all competitions. He has also assisted or scored a goal in every 212 minutes of action. This is a very good statistic for the midfielder, who is yet to become the different star at Madrid. At 22 years of age, Marco Asensio may prefer a switch in order to get more limelight. The midfielder may be the perfect replacement for Cesc Fabregas.
Antoine Griezmann’s potential move to England has been much talked about in the last couple of years, but it has not materialised. The summer could be a change in this regard, as the interest from Barcelona has cooled in the last few weeks. The Atletico Madrid striker has rediscovered his scoring touch, but even the best football betting guide does not expect Atletico to win trophies this season. The French superstar is likely to move away from the Spanish club in search of trophies.
The Bayer Leverkusen hotshot has been able to catch the attention of many top European clubs. The speedster from Jamaica is capable of adapting to the Premier league instantly, as the English league has been the home to several fast players. As rumours continue to grow about the future of Eden Hazard, Leon Bailey may be brought in as the replacement. At just 20 years of age, he ticks all the boxes for the blues.
Chelsea have been showing plenty of interest in Pastore for the last two years. At one point, there was a possibility of the midfielder making an £20 million switch to West London but it has not materialised so far. However, PSG are in a desperate need to balance the books after splashing out a huge sum of money on Neymar. The upcoming expenditure on Kylian Mbappe also places the club under even more pressure. Selling players like Pastore will help balance the books. Even though Pastore has not hit the heights as expected, he can be a good utility player.