Chelsea are reportedly on the hunt for a new forward, and Gonzalo Higuain is apparently on their radar. Alvaro Morata is clearly a player with an uncertain future, owing to his form last season. The Spaniard started the campaign well, but he quickly fell off, and he finished the campaign with just 11 league goals.
Clearly, then, replacing him should be something that the club are considering. They’ve had incredible forwards over the years, and the Spaniard isn’t up to that standard. However, Higuain isn’t the man they need.
The Argentine himself had a pretty poor campaign last time out too, and at 30-years-old, he’s hardly a player for the future. His form at the World Cup this summer has been just as poor, too, and so despite his long-term record, he’s far from guaranteed to be a hit in the English top flight.
The Blues, then, would be wise to consider a different option – but who should they go for?
Here are two potential options…
Maxi Gomez would offer a youthful and relatively unknown alternative to Higuain.
Known for his potency in front of goal and his aerial presence, Gomez had a very good campaign last season.
He scored 24 La Liga goals last term, and that’s a testament to the impact that he can have in a major league.
At 21-years-old, he’s only going to get better, and so Chelsea would be able to help grow and build a player that clearly has incredible natural talent.
If Chelsea want a proven goalscorer, they should look no further than Jamie Vardy.
The Englishman has been a regular goalscorer in the Premier League over the last few years, and he has played a crucial role for Leicester City. He was particularly good during the Foxes’ run to the Premier League title, and that experience is important to note.
He scored 20 goals last season, so it’s clear that he’s still at the top of his game.
He wouldn’t be a long-term solution, but he’d be far better than Higuain.