The Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern are unsure about reports from the Evening Standard linking their side with a move for Andy Carroll. At the reported price of £20m, they believe that they would be better off looking elsewhere for a new striker. With Michy Batshuayi struggling for minutes and Alvaro Morata in poor form, change is certainly needed at Chelsea.
Alvaro Morata cannot seem to rediscover his scoring touch, but Andy Carroll would not solve this problem. The physical centre-forward has yet again been plagued with injuries at West Ham and he has only found the net twice this season – both goals coming against West Brom in the Hammers’ 2-1 win recently. But since that game, Carroll has sat out of three matches through injury.
Chelsea would be better off bringing in a top striker to compete with Morata. This would surely shake the former Real Madrid and Juventus man and get him back to his top form, whilst also allowing him more chances to rest on the bench amidst the hectic English schedule.
If they’re looking to do that, then Ciro Immobile would be an excellent addition. The Italy international is a proven goal scorer and he is in the form of his life at present. This season, he has netted a remarkable 20 goals in 18 Serie A matches for Lazio, placing him amongst some of Europe’s most potent attackers.
Evidently, he’s a fantastic finisher, but he’s also very solid with the ball at his feet – whilst his raw power would make him a fantastic fit in the Premier League.
The 27-year-old impressed previously at Torino too and he should be worth taking a punt on. Immobile has outscored the likes of Paulo Dybala, Gonzalo Higuain and Mauro Icardi this season. Making a move for Immobile might be more expensive than a swoop for Carroll but he would be a much better option in Chelsea’s attack.
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