Gonzalo Higuain’s misery just keeps getting worse at Chelsea.
Indeed, after an utterly uninspiring cameo in the UEFA Europa League semi-finals 2nd leg, the Argentine was given the chance to redeem himself against Leicester City. However, the quite clearly past it striker obviously forgot his proverbial goal-scoring boots once again.
He gave one more toothless performance, which should normally be the knockout blow of his Chelsea career. Still, there’s always a worry that Maurizio Sarri’s liking for the Argentine and their transfer ban can actually goad them into making his deal permanent, as according to CalcioMercato last month, they can still sign him.
However, the Italian needs to think ahead and not allow his emotions be influenced by past success.
Frankly, Higuain’s on the decline and cannot lead Chelsea’s attack next season. Despite their transfer predicament, the Blues still have quality personnel who can add to the squad next season. Among them is Tammy Abraham, who’s having an excellent season for Premier League hopefuls Aston Villa.
Imagine, just imagine having a striker that good in your ranks and not even being bothered by his presence. Madness, pure madness.
The 21-year-old striker has recovered from a difficult spell at Swansea last season and then some, having scored 26 goals for the Villans, leading their meteoric rise up the Championship table under Dean Smith. Indeed, after repeated loan stints, Abraham’s developed into a lethal striker who knows when to time his runs and position himself properly to get goals.
He’s much more clinical, mobile or physically adept than Higuain, making him an asset for Sarri next season. With Villa reportedly (as per the Telegraph) aiming to make his deal permanent for big money if they go up, the Italian cannot let that happen, needing to hold onto his prized goal-scorer. Abraham can fit into the new-look Chelsea team perfectly and be the lethal goal-scorer they’ve been craving for in order to pack Sarri’s depleting attack next season.
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