Chelsea’s summer of spending looks set to continue as Fiorentina’s Montenegrin forward Stevan Jovetic is linked with a £20m to the capital.
With Didier Drogba moving on to pastures new and Romelu Lukaku being lined up for a loan move, Chelsea are looking for added firepower and have already snapped up Belgian star Eden Hazard from Lille for a fee of around £32m.
Salomon Kalou has also left Stamford Bridge and with Fernando Torres still not quite hitting his old form, the club are pressing forward with giving new manager Roberto di Matteo some new players.
However, their pursuit of Jovetic could spell the end of their hunt for Porto’s Hulk, the Brazilian international who has been heavily linked with a £38m to Chelsea to play opposite from Hazard in a team that won the Champions’ League with a sturdy defensive gameplan – but which one would be better?
Jovetic is a talented player who has scored an average of around 1 goal every 4 games for the Italian side since moving from Partizan Belgrade in 2008. Jovetic likes to play behind a main striker (mostly Alberto Gilardino at Fiorentina) and is a creative forward player, but doesn’t score many goals.
Given that Chelsea are likely to stick with a 4-2-3-1 system, it looks likes Hazard will play on one wing with Juan Mata in the centre. With Jovetic preferring to play just off a striker, would Chelsea move Mata out to the left hand side the accommodate the 22 year old?
Hulk on the other hand could slot into that system perfectly and play on the wing. Hulk has hit a staggering 55 goals in 76 games for the Portuguese giants and his displays haven’t gone unnoticed. Having now broken into the Brazil side, Hulk could soon be taking the international scene by storm and now could be the time for Chelsea to make sure they get their man.
He’s certainly a more natural fit in di Matteo’s side but will cost almost twice as much as Jovetic – it’s a tough decision to make because both players are fantastic, but right now I think Chelsea should break the bank and bring Hulk to England.Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!