Chelsea’s new striker Romelu Lukaku has already demonstrated that he is the ideal striker for Thomas Tuchel.
Thomas Tuchel is in desperate need of a new signing, and Chelsea’s possible new addition is exactly what he needs.
Chelsea is allegedly close to signing Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku for a club-record price. And Blues manager Thomas Tuchel has previously stated why a player of Lukaku’s caliber may benefit his team.
The 28-year-old is expected to return to Chelsea this summer, maybe as early as today.
As they hope to fight for the Premier League crown this season, the European champions have been interested in adding a new striker throughout the transfer window.
They are allegedly close to concluding a deal for Lukaku valued roughly £97.5 million.
They had been linked with Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland, but Dortmund has refused to sell, therefore they have turned their focus to the Belgium international instead.
Lukaku previously played for Chelsea between 2011 and 2014, making 15 appearances but never making the starting lineup.
Before being transferred to Everton by former Blues manager Jose Mourinho, he had multiple loan spells in the Premier League with West Bromwich Albion and West Bromwich Albion.
After Chelsea drew 2-2 with Tottenham in a pre-season friendly last week, Tuchel commented about the necessity for a striker who can excel with his back to goal.
“I will not talk about players who do not play in my squad,” he stated when questioned about a move for Lukaku.
“He’s a terrific player, but he’s an Inter player, and with all due respect, I’m not going to talk about him.
“I think the departure of Olivier Giroud from the sort of players we could use, a guy who is used to playing with his back to goal and whose strength is keeping possession from long balls, has changed the type of players we could utilize.
“So we can add this direct style of play to our repertoire, and this is a player who isn’t Tammy [Abraham], Timo [Werner], or Kai [Havertz].”
“So this is a profile we don’t have in the team and might be useful, but not at any cost, and not in a panic because no matter what happens, we will be competitive and have faith in our guys,” says the coach.
Chelsea will be seeking to improve on their fourth-place result from last season.
After winning the FA Cup, the Blues will be expected to fight for the Premier League title next season. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”