Didier Drogba has finally made his move to China and was welcomed by a fanfare that rivalled Willy Wonka’s dramatic return in the 1971 classic. So with Drog’s on his way to raise the profile of Chinese football it was only a matter of time before a rumour would link Chelsea to a player dubbed the new Drogba.
The Metro have gone with little know Wilfried Bony of Vitesse Arnham who has been catapulted to the view of the European champions thanks to an eye catching season last year when he scored 20 goals in 36 matches. But it is not only Chelsea interested, as Newcastle have shown they are willing to offer the £10million the clubs owners feel Bony is worth to entice the Ivorian to the Sports Direct Arena.
He is a strong and clinical striker that can play a central role or on the wing but of the two clubs which should he join?
At 23 and having only played for a decent team in the Eredivise he is not yet ready for a starting role in either team. Especially considering the likes of Demba Ba, Papiss Cisse and Fernando Torres of Newcastle and Chelsea respectively, would be a little peeved to say the least if an unknown was picked ahead of them. Reports suggest Pardew views Bony as an impact sub which is certainly viable and he could become part of something very special at Newcastle if they were to challenge the top four once again.
Chelsea’s ties with Vitesse make it look as though he is destined for a transfer to the Bridge. If it were to happen a loan deal back to Vitesse would most likely be on the cards as his playing time would be limited with Torres looking to impress and the possibility of a big name transfer coming too.
What this means for last player to be tagged as Drogba’s replacement, Romelu Lukaku, remains uncertain. Lukaku hasn’t had the best of times at Chelsea so far and needs some game time at Chelsea or on loan to regain his confidence. Either that or Chelsea may be thinking of off loading him already as they are known for having little patience with players and managers that don’t make miraculously speedy progress.
Wilfried Bony could be a success at either club so it is really just down to what he wants for his career right now. At Newcastle he would start as an impact sub and if impresses would soon get a chance in the first team. Whereas at Chelsea he would no doubt be loaned back to Vitesse for another year before being used in a similar fashion to how Newcastle see him right now.
I think that if he wants to grow as a player he should probably move to Newcastle as he would be given a chance up there. In order to be given a chance or enough time to shine at Chelsea you need to arrive for a ridiculous sum of money or play the game of your life for the few minutes football you receive once every month.
If Bony feels he isn’t ready to leave Vitesse just yet then he should join Chelsea but if he believes he is ready to move on then start learning geordie lad, Newcastle is the place for you.Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!