The Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern are growing increasingly concerned by their rivals activity in the transfer market as Liverpool look set to confirm their second signing of the window.
Having already secured the signature of Fabinho, it appears Liverpool are wasting no time this summer as they are on the verge of completing a £52.8 million deal for Nabil Fekir according to the Liverpool Echo, ending months of speculation regarding his future in the process. Lyon’s captain has presumably been signed as the club’s successor for Philippe Coutinho and, following a sensational season in Ligue 1, the Reds faithful are buzzing about the prospect of seeing him in action next season.
Meanwhile, Chelsea are a club in disarray: Antonio Conte’s future at the club remains a complete mystery and Roman Abramovich has withdrawn his application to extend his visa in the UK.
The extent of Chelsea’s problems are clearly greater than perhaps the supporters will want to admit, but they could salvage their summer by signing Gonzalo Higuain (valued at £54 million by Transfermarkt).
The Argentine striker recently declared that he “would love to play in the Premier League” according to the Daily Mirror, and at 30-years-old time is running out for him to turn his dream into a reality.
After spending the entirety of his career in Europe with Spanish and Italian clubs, it’s only natural that Higuain is intrigued by the possibility of a move to England.
Although Chelsea cannot offer him Champions League football, they can effectively guarantee him a starting berth at the spearhead of their attack, whereas the top-four clubs would struggle to make that promise to Higuain.
Higuain is certainly not without his critics, but his prolific record in Europe speaks for itself, so there is no doubt he would offer a huge upgrade on Alvaro Morata and inspire Chelsea to return to the top-four next season.
Fekir’s arrival at Liverpool will certainly dominate the headlines for now, but if Chelsea are able to put their problems to one side and sign Higuain from Juventus this summer, they would be welcoming a player who would undoubtedly have a bigger impact in the Premier League than the French playmaker.
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