Former Chelsea player Joe Cole has advised the Blues to go all out and make sure they sign Borussia Dortmund to star Erling Haaland ahead of Manchester City and Real Madrid during the summer window.
Chelsea must go all out to sign Borussia Dortmund sensation Erling Haaland in order to solve their goalscoring problems, which is what the ex player said as the Blues continue to struggle in front of goal this season.
The Blues boast one of the best defensive records in the Premier League since Thomas Tuchel’s arrival in January but their struggle in front of goal has been increasingly become a huge problem.
Yesterday, Tuchel’s side laboured to a 0-0 draw with Leeds United at Elland Road and their attacking struggles were evident for all to see as Kai Havertz played a false 9 which failed to work out for the team.
Erling Haaland has developed into a prolific striker since joining the Dortmund in January 2020 which he has scored 47 goals in 47 appearances so far for the German Club which he recent goal was a brace against Sevilla in the UEFA Champions League.
He also puts himself into the record books by becoming the quickest player to reach 20 goals in the competition which took him just 14 games to reach that feat and Cole believes Chelsea needs him badly.
The former player insisted that in order for his old side to truly challenge for titles, they need to sign a player in the idea of the blossoming striker who have shown what he can do when he gets in front of goal with defenders and goalkeepers.
What Joe Cole Had To Say
“They need one player for me, Haaland. He’s on the wish-list.” Cole told BT Sport. ‘He’s a No.9. There’s so much in this squad, there’s quality in all areas, such a strong squad.
“You just need that one sparkle of magic, that No.9, that focal point and it will change this club getting back to the glory days of challenging for the title regularly.”
Although Thomas Tuchel has come out to talk more about his decision to use Kai Havertz as a false 9 for Chelsea in their past two games which also is something he might be doing in the future as he believes it what suits the German most.
Here Is What He Said
“I feel Kai is very comfortable in high positions to drop into half spaces from the high positions to turn and drive with the ball and use his speed,” Tuchel said after the stalemate.
“But he also arrives very naturally in the box to finish our attacks. He is comfortable in finishing.
“He can play as a No.9, as a half striker or a winger. Today we used him as a No.9. I am happy, unfortunately he could not finish like he finishes in training or his talent allows him to finish. I trust him in this position.”